Those of you warriors out
there that visit One Marine’sView from time to time know that there are three
things I absolutely love. 1) America, 2) Cigars and 3) Jack Daniels.
There are many things Jack
Daniels can do for you but one thing the warriors at Jack Daniels & Armed Services YMCA are
doing that affects those close to me is helping them get home. In past posts, after kicking ass & taking
names the one thing warriors want is a simple one, to go home.
There have been too many
times following a deployment that everyone leaves the parking lot with loved
ones and as I sit a reflect back of the prior deployment with a cigar in the
parking lot I always watch for those that have no one to welcome them home, no
one to hug, no one to tell them good job Marine. Then I grab them up, get some
drinks and treat em like rock stars.
“At the end of the day
being home for the holidays is the best place to be”
Bringing Our Troops Home for the Holidays.
Jack Daniel's is honored to partner with the Armed Services YMCA
(ASYMCA) of the USA on our Operation Ride Home campaign as we work to
reunite our service members and their families during the holiday
We were very proud to kick off this year’s campaign with a $100,000
donation, and we hope our friends will do what they can to help us in
The trained staff of the ASYMCA will work closely with military
commands and committed volunteers in every branch of service to identify
those service members and families in most need of financial assistance
and to assist them with travel. Through travel vouchers for plane
tickets and pre-paid debit cards for gas, lodging and food, we hope to
surpass the overwhelming success of last year's effort that helped send
721 Fort Campbell soldiers and their families home last year.
The ASYMCA offers no-cost and low-cost programs for nearly 500,000
active duty-enlisted military and their families each year at 33
branches and affiliates with hands on innovative programming nationwide.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Armed Services YMCA was rated in
the top 3% of charities nationwide by Charity Navigator in 2011. Please
visit www.asymca.org to learn more.
We thank you again for contributing what you can to assist in our
effort. Your tax deductible donation (tax ID #36-3274346) to the ASYMCA,
a top-rated non-profit, and Operation Ride Home will make a significant
difference in the lives of junior military service members and their
families this holiday season.