I know the civilian-military divide may be unthinkable to some, but it is real. And while I’ve heard from a few volunteers that they were upset to learn an overwhelming majority of our troops and their families feel misunderstood, we must ask “what more can we DO about it?”
As we approach 9/11’s 20th anniversary, Operation Gratitude is redoubling our efforts to address this issue and taking steps to measure the impact of what we are DOING to solve it.
Our mission to forge strong bonds between Americans and their military and first responder heroes is being realized. But it is not without our share of blood, sweat, and tears being shed alongside our volunteers, as well as the men and women in uniform whom we continue to serve with dedication and commitment.