Legendary General Joins Operation Gratitude
posted on Oct 30 2007 0 Comments
On December 1, 2007, Operation Gratitude will present the first annual NATIONAL FREEDOM AWARD as a tribute to American troops around the world who have freely sacrificed their own comfort and safety in order to serve our nation. The organization has chosen a true hero, retired United States Army Lieutenant General Hal Moore, to be the award’s inaugural recipient. General Moore’s renowned career has been celebrated by many within the military community. Both on and off the battlefield, he has been an advocate and friend to American troops.
General Moore coauthored the New York Times #1 bestseller We Were Soldiers Once…And Young, the stirring, visceral account of his experience as a battalion commander in
“We are honored to present our first NATIONAL FREEDOM AWARD to Lt. General Hal Moore. Through his selfless service to Country, his commitment to his faith, and his dedication to his soldiers, Lt. General Moore exemplifies American courage and resolve in pursuit of the cause of freedom and thereby inspires and encourages others to serve our Nation,” says Operation Gratitude founder Carolyn Blashek. “We are humbled by, and deeply appreciative of, Lt. General Moore’s embrace and support of Operation Gratitude.”
The ceremony will take place at the Army National Guard Armory in
As a very special gift to be included in every Holiday Care Package, General Moore, through the generosity of Wild Goose Ministries in Vail, Co., has donated 70,000 copies of his most recent inner story, “A General’s Spiritual Journey.” This beautiful work represents Hal Moore’s faith-filled journey from childhood to the battlefield and into his golden years, as told to, and memorialized by, his friend and “Driver.”
WHAT: Presentation of the First Annual National Freedom Award to Lt. General Hal Moore
WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 12 Noon. Press are asked to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be served immediately following the ceremony; Book-signing to follow. Press are invited to stay for lunch and the book-signing.
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