Friday, June 12, 2009

The Gratitude Campaign

Do you have family or friends serving in the military? Are you as proud and grateful to them as I am? I have several family members and friends in all branches of the military, so I know what it's like to worry if they'll come home, or when I might get to talk to them again. I appreciate ALL soldiers who protect us and fight for our rights. I would like them to know how much I appreciate all they do, but never knew what to do...

I found this video called the Gratitude Campaign. Please visit the site and watch it. Tell our soldiers that you appreciate them without saying a word.


"For the past several years as I've been traveling around the country, I've been approaching Soldiers in airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more Service Men & Women and Veterans. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude.
I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could use to say "thank you" quickly and easily without even having to approach. I did some research and found the sign that we are now using.
Is this limited to the military? Not at all. If you look around you I'm sure that you'll find lots of people who are serving their communities, from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them a sign. Say "thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-Scott Truitt, FOUNDER, The Gratitude Campaign"

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