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December 21, 2009 -
Thanks to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America, SupportOurTroops.Org, Trails-End Popcorn Company, Â and the American people, Ft. Hood just snagged 9 pallets of wonderful warm popcorn for the holidays.Â Â Â Have fun guys and gals, -- and thank you!
Fort Polk is a United States Army base located near Leesville, Louisiana. It was named in honor of the Right Reverend Leonidas Polk,Â a Confederate general.Â Fort Polk serves primarily as a training post for units preparing to deploy to fight the nationâ€™s wars. T he main post consists of about 100,000 acres, mostly in the Kisatchie National Forest. Fort Polk is the only Combat Training Center that also trains and deploys combat units.Â
Currently Fort Polk is providing contingency training for the Army's light infantry and special operations forces and is deploying soldiers in support of Operations Joint Endeavor, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, and Iraqi Freedom. Fort Polk is currently in the process of nearly doubling the size of its training area. The goal is to have training on the new land by the end of 2011.Â Learn More.Â Â Â A Ft. Hood Overview Video.
This year was the most successful collection drive for Whoop! For Troops, with over double the amount of pounds ever collected and over triple the amount of cards ever collected!Â Â Â This would not have been such a huge success without the continued help and support from the Aggie Community!
A true testament to how much average Americans care about those who have stepped up for them!
To the troops, your kids, and your spouses we say, may God Bless you each and every one.Â Â May He may His face shine upon you and give you peace as you carry the burden of protecting all of us.Â Your job is not easy.Â Your familiesâ€™ lives can be tough.Â And all for our sakes.Â These small tokens are meant to lighten the load, assure you that we civilians know you are there, that we appreciate you and support you.Â Â To your kids we say than you for enduring everything you do so that your parent can protect us and our kids.Â You lead a different life than we do.Â Â We want you to know that we know it is not easy, we are grateful, and that we are doing what we can to help.
You need to know that to make this Christmas gift possible, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts cared enough to go house to house down most every street in America,Â and ask people if they wanted to make a gift of popcorn to you.Â AndÂ hundreds of thousands of people did.Â Â Putting together millions of dollars of popcorn which SupportOurTroops.Org ships to troops all around the world.Â A warm taste of home.Â AÂ thank-you from all of us.Â Â An all-American treat to the most American Americans we know -Â you who stand up for all of us.Â Â Â Is that amazing or what.Â Â Think about it.Â Millions of dollars of popcorn and trail mix, all from average people down average little streetsÂ across this country, all assembled at $25 a pop.Â Thatâ€™s a lot of people that care about you. In the crush of everyday life it is hard for people to find ways to do things, and when they are offered this opportunity that many people jumped.Â Â Thatâ€™s a true testament to how much everyone loves you, is with you, and appreciates what you go through for our sakes.Â That is proof positive to you of how grateful they are to you.
To our fellow civilians we say: Who are you and what are you made of? If you have character and believe in backing up the folks who stand up for you, then support this good work by giving here.
November 3, 2009 -
Support Our Troops is a major supporter of the USO.
And so SupportOurTroops.Org has just shipped an entire pallet of M&MsÂ® to the USO for inclusion in their famous care boxes and for free distribution to troops who pass through USO centers in Texas and elsewhere.
About 20,000 bags!
What aÂ fun and simple thank-you from us civilians to make sure the troops know we care about them.
Who did this?Â SupportOurTroops.Org and the Eagles Port Harbor chapter in Florida teamed up to pull this off for the troops.
They Support Us -- Let's Support Them!â„¢
October 30, 2009 -
Starting around December 1, 2009 everyone in North Carolina will be able to starting boltingÂ one on for the troops!
On October 30, 2009, under the somewhat watchful eye of Jonathan Culpepper, theÂ rescuedÂ office cat who takes his duties seriously,Â an officer of Support Our TroopsÂ® signed the official metal proof of the license plate sent by the NC DMV. There will be some minor color adjustments, and then they will be stamped in metal and made available for normal purchase statewide in North Carolina.
ÂKeep checking back!
They Support Us -- Let's Support Them!â„¢
SupportOurTroops.Org has shipped 670 cases, that's 10,720 bags, of Trails-EndÂ® Venturing Trail Mix to the Alabama National Guard to give to deploying troops and their kids at home.
Each case is labeled with signage saying thank-you from us folks here at home.Â What a fun way to show them how much we think of them!Â What a tremendous gesture of good will.
Who did this?
SupportOurTroops.org, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Trails End Popcorn Company teamed up to pull this off.Â SaidÂ Support Our Troops Chairman Martin C. Boire: â€œkids, you want to know how to pull off something this huge?Â Get into Scouting, youâ€™ll get to organize hundreds of things. I did."
Who manufactured it?
Nothing but the best for our troops!Â Trailâ€™s End popcorn is known as Americaâ€™s Best Popcorn. It is produced by Weaver Popcorn Company, one of the largest producers and manufacturers of popcorn products in the world. An 80-year-old, family-owned company located in Indiana, Weaver Popcorn distributes its products in more than 90 countries.
Where did all this popcorn come from?
From the American People!Â Â The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts went door to door across America and asked people if they would like to donate $25 of popcorn treats to the troops.Â And at $25 a pop this many people did.
Does your company have anything we could send to the troops?
Would your chain store run one of our programs to collect goods for the troops and their families or help us raise money?
Isnâ€™t it time to show them how much your company cares?