North Carolina (0)
March 1, 2010
The Support Our Troops! license plate hits the road in North Carolina!
Bolt one on for the troops today!â„¢
Yes, today!Â The plates new North Carolina Support Our Troops! license plate is out and selling hot at all DMV offices statewide and online at the DMVâ€™s fantastic website. Donâ€™t wait for your renewal month to get into this great plate!Â You can swap out early!Â Â The troops didn't wait. They went half way around for the world for us; let's all do this simple thing for them!Â Itâ€™s a perfect way to show them you care.
Said Martin Boire, Chairman of SupportOurTroops.Org, which brought about the plateâ€™s creation, â€œSo what the economyâ€™s tough. There's a war on and these men and women stepped up for all of us.Â We owe it to them to do the same.â€
The plates show support to our deployed neighbors, provides encouragement to their kids here at home who see them on vehicles during the day, and raise money to assist the troops through the programs of SupportOurTroops.Org, such as shipping millions of dollars worth of care goods to the troops all over the world. Â
SupportOurTroops.Org annually ships about $6,000,000 worth of goods to the troops around the globe.
Three of the first plates were snapped up by Al & Karen Girmus in HavelockÂ who said:Â Â Â â€œIt was wonderful to get our Support Our Troops! license plates for three vehicles today.Â Â We live in a country that has amazing people that deserve our thanks for a job very well done.Â They give all they can:Â their time, money, prayers, talents, care, concern, and encouragement.Â They are heroes.Â And that certainly means you guys as well.Â Â Martin, when I heard about what Support Our Troops was doing, I wanted to be a part of it and do something.Â Turns out, so did my family.Â They've been there for me, supporting and encouraging me the whole time I was in the Marine Corps.Â You guys are the best.Â Thanks for all your hard work and efforts.Â And it was hard work, but you didn't give up.Â I'm glad to have your license plate on my vehicles and advertise a great cause.Â Hopefully more people will see it and get involved.Â After all you have done for me and all those serving in our military forces, I wanted to give something back.Â I'm honored to be a part of such a worthy cause.Â Thanks for everything!Â God bless you and your cause!â€
The Plate is Beautiful
The Support Our Troops! plate is quite beautiful, with an outstanding beautiful American flag banner across the top, andÂ compelling logo of soldier and child looking upon each otherâ€™s faces, set against a 3.5â€ x 3.5â€Â silver field and the words â€œSupport Our Troops!â€ across the bottom.Â They save kids around the world, and have kids at home while they do.
Charles Flynn of Midland also got one of the first plates.Â He said â€œA miracle occurred on Friday when my new tag arrived in the mail from the North Carolina DMV. You should have seen the smile on my face and felt the thrill I felt in my body. I couldn't wait to put the new tag on my truck. A fellow church member and I told our Sunday school class today about what had happened to us both. I want to thank you and all that had a part in making this happen. May GOD bless you and Our Troops who even right now are defending us and our freedoms!â€™
Why the Plates?
Said Pamela Parker, North Carolina Support Our Troops®Â state coordinator, â€œâ€œOur neighbors are deployed and stationed all over the world to protect our safety and interests here at home.Â This license plate lets us show them and their kids here at home how much we care.Â What a great way to show them how much we think of them!Â What a tremendous gesture of goodwill.Â Â The Support Our Troops! license plates allow people to publicly show their support for their troops and families, surround the troopsâ€™ kids here at home with messages of encouragement, and raise patriotic private money®®â„¢ to bolster the troops and their families who are both sacrificing so much to protect all of us.â€
Isnâ€™t itÂ time to show them how much we care?
The Support Our Troops! plate costs just $30.00 more a year, and the troops are more than worth it.Â Â Those funds benefit the programs of SupportOurTroops.Org, which does big things for the troops and their families. Â
Bruce Jonas, Vice President of Support Our Troops® said â€œSupportOurTroops.Org shipped over $6,000,000 in goods to the troops worldwide during 2009 to Korea, Japan, Afghanistan, Bosnia,Â Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Guam and so on.Â These license plates help us do that.Â We are on target to do about $7,000,000 in 2010.â€
What is Support Our Troops?
SupportOurTroops.Org is a patriotic family organization aimed at protecting the well-being of the troops and their families.Â They Support Us â€“ Letâ€™s Support Them!â„¢Â We offer simple, easy, everyday methods through which folks can stick up for those who stick up for all of us: official Support Our Troops! license plates, yellow ribbons, apparel, and accessories, knowing that it works to benefit the deployed troops (our neighbors) and their families.Â Support Our Troops® is a nationwide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with chapters in some 30 states to date. Â
How does SupportOurTroops.Org get all of this done?
Through our free online community forum at SupportOurTroops.Org, and a lot of hard work by a lot of good adults and kids across America. Â Learn more at www.SupportOurTroops.Org
SupportOurTroops.Org offers simple ways for civilians to thank and show support to American troops (our neighbors) serving all over the world.Â It is a non-partisan, non-political civilian organization, welcoming civilians, active-duty families, and veterans as members.Â Â Â Donations at SupportOurTroops.Org help us do wonderfulÂ things like this for the troops and their families.
Sponsor the Plate.
If you know a person, group or business willing to sponsor the $56,000 we spent to create this plate, please have them contact us.Â Recouping these costs enables us to apply resources toward other good works for the troops and their families.
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Member #31529.
Support Our Troops®Â is an authorized private civilian national and international nonprofit in the Combined Federal charity Campaign (CFC).Â It is the largest and most successful workplace charity campaign in the world.Â Federal employees can help Support Our Troops® by designating to code 31529.