December 8, 2011: 4,872 cans of delicious tasty highly sought after honey roasted peanuts. Brand spanking new and now on their way to the troops in Afghanistan. Exactly the kind of treat welcomed by our brave men and women serving overseas. This is going to make their day! And all thanks to the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline!
They offered them to the local people during their sale. The good people of Danville bought them for the troops. They got them to SOT, and we are getting them to the troops who are out there protecting all of us.
"Smiles & thanks all around from Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline!" says Arlene Wilhelm. "And thanks to Dodson Distributing in Danville, VA, and SupportOurTroops.Org for helping get our 'Care to Share' honey roasted peanuts to military servicewomen and men. It wouldn't have been possible for us to complete our council wide service project without their commitment and dedication to helping us and our customers show our appreciation to our military troops through this donation."
Did you know?
The Girl Scouts of the USA has a long proud history of supporting our country and our military through service since their founding 95 years ago on March 12, 1912. Upon America's entry into World War I, Girl Scouts everywhere volunteered their services working in hospitals, staffing railroad station canteens, collecting peach pits for gas masks, growing vegetables, and selling bonds. In fact, Girl Scouts sold war bonds in 1918 totaling $9,174,000. During World War II Girl Scouts nationwide stuck to their jobs with a focus of 'Girl Scouts is Defense." They held Defense Institutes, collected rubber and scrap metal for the war effort, logged over 48,000 hours on farms under the Farm Aid program, and were "Volunteers for Victory" cooperating with local organizations and agencies in support of the war effort.
Even today Girl Scouts support America's servicemembers through letters, supplies, cookies, collecting items for wounded soldiers and their families, and more. USA Girl Scouts overseas, with headquarters in Europe and Japan since 1951, serves the daughters of military personnel forward deployed in those respective locations giving direct support to their soldiers and their families. Each year on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Girl Scouts clean headstones and place flags on the graves of our fallen soldiers who are buried in American Cemeteries Overseas. This is a real hands on lessons for girls on the sacrifice so many have made for our country.
Thank you Girl Scouts!