Veteran's Day Story of Hope

Posted by Shaina Kaye on

For nearly 100 years Americans have taken a day out of our non-stop 365-24-7 schedules to pause and thank the men and women who have given so much to protect the freedoms and values that we hold dear. We owe active duty and veteran service members a debt of gratitude, today and every day.

Many people in our community have deep personal connections to Veterans Day, and I am no exception. My family has a rich history of service – a great-uncle who was a Prisoner of War in Nazi Germany, a grandfather who served in the Navy during World War II and an uncle who sacrificed so much and served in the Gulf War.

As part of Twill’s ongoing efforts to provide hope and joy to everyone in need of a little bit extra warmth, and in part to show our endless gratitude to those who have served and continue to serve, we have partnered with Operation Gratitude, an incredible organization that compiles 200,000+ care packages annually filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits,  Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home.

Twill is doing several things today to say “thank you.” Today only we are donating a beanie for every $11.11 bracelet purchased. The beanies will be personally delivered to the Operation Gratitude headquarters later this month to be carefully hand-packed alongside other care package items.

Additionally, today we are sharing a special story of hope from an absolutely incredible retired U.S. marine who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan. Please check it out, share it, and take a moment to say “thank you:” http://abcnews.go.com/US/veteran-lost-legs-works-provide-hope-fellow-wounded/story?id=43454877
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