Thank you for helping with mission 72! When missions are completed, the families usually send over pics of their veterans (with big smiles😁) showing the cards they received. I post those pics at the bottom of this email, and on my facebook, instagram, and twitter- so make sure you're following along on your favorite platform! You can see a number photos from many other past missions here.
For those wishing to share a veteran's birthday: please try to give me at least 2 month's notice via email.
Last but not least, if you are new here, thank you for joining! I hope you find this to be a fulfilling and meaningful way to do what you can, with what you've got, from where you are! 🤗
...and now here's Mission 73:
#1 Send by 7/1
Abour Marjie: Marjie has volunteered over 19 years at Baptist Hospital. In 2018, she was awarded the Hollinger Award for Volunteer of the year. While swimming competitively for the Pensacola Pirates Masters Swim Team, Margie held the United States Masters Swimming Records for 50m and 100m breaststroke in 2019 and was awarded the “Special Achievement Award” by Pensacola Sports Foundation for those records. A member of Fort Pickens Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution since 2013, Margie received the NSDAR Women in American History Medal in 2021, she attends Naturalization Ceremonies and participates in "Knit Your Bit” to support donating scarves to veterans. Marjie is a Rosie and lifetime member of the American Rosie the Riveter Association..
Marjorie's birthday is July 4th. Mail your card by July 1 to:
Marjorie Stone c/o Barbara Grass
2801 N. 16th Ave
Pensacola, FL 32503
#2 Send by 7/1
About Charles: AIRMAN OF OPERATION MARATHON - 2nd Lt, USAAF 447 Bomber Group 709 Bomber Squadron, pilot Landed near Opgrimbie, Province of Limburg, Belgium. B-17G-DL Flying Fortress, serial number: 42-37864, shot down by the Flak on May 20, 1944 during a mission at Brustem airfield (province of Liège, Belgium). Crashed in Neerbeek, Limburg, Netherlands. Duration: 4 months. Marathon camps: Beffe and Porcheresse.
After service he became chief car designer for Ford and then Chrysler. Retired in 1980 and became a sculptor extraordinaire.
Thank you for making Charles (hot shot) birthday special.
Dearest Janine, I didn’t tell David about your card missions until his birthday (May 3); so for three plus weeks, he kept saying “I don’t know these folks “, or “How do they know so much about me?” every time he received one of his 300 plus cards. We were both so incredibly touched by each and every one! America is blessed with so many wonderful people and you have brought them together. Thank you so much!!! Sincerely, Olivia PS: I wish I could have gotten all the cards in the picture….AMAZING all the handmade and David specific (GTO, Army) cards he received. AND a scrapbook page!!!
Mission 71 (part 6): Complete!
Tom P's 75th
Tom's sister said he was OVERWHELMED by the cards he received!
Mission 70 Complete!
Howard Ferguson's 90th
A huge thank you to everyone who sent my dad birthday cards for his April birthday! He couldn't believe that so many people would be so kind to him on his 90th birthday. Sixteen family members flew in to surprise him! It was beyond beautiful and memorable! - Joy (Howard's daughter)
Mission 68: Complete!
Bettie Giraudin's 98th!
"She was absolutely blown away, and speechless when she opened the box of cards. 488 from 43 states, and still more to arrive, I'm sure. Thank you so much for helping make this a very special day for her." - Bettie's son Paul
Mission 67: Complete!
Thomas L's 56th!
Thanks to all who helped with Mission 67 for Desert Storm Vet Thomas! Here's a note from his wife "...and the cards keep coming! Thomas had an amazing birthday thanks to everyone's thoughtfulness!"
Mission 66: Complete!
Harvey Hess' 94th!
Here's a note from Korean War Vet Harvey's daughter: "My dad received 250 cards & had an absolutely great 94th bday! It took him and 3 of my brothers 2 DAYS to read all the cards! He loved reading them!"
Mission 65: Complete!
Gerald Knapp's 97th
Gerald birthday mission was a great success, at the time of writing, he received over 300 cards. His daughter said, "My dad is so thankful!"
Want to see more pics from past missions?
National Anthem Girl Documentary
In 2014, Long Island native, Janine Stange, became the first person in history to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 U.S. states. This documentary chronicles her inspiring journey, promoting patriotism and generating gratitude for our troops, from pro baseball parks in Ohio, to donkey basketball games in West Virginia, to a battleship in Hawaii, and all states in between. Available on Amazon Prime and PureFlix.
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