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Hawaiian Shirts for Deployed Soldiers
How this mission was born THOUSANDS of Hawaiian shirts have now been sent overseas for our deployed heroes! My name is Gwen Pollard. This really started out as a project for my own son’s deployed troop in March 2017. He deployed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the 101st Airborne Division. He came out on base in a Hawaiian shirt and the soldiers laughed. Some wished that they had one, so he asked me to send a few for him and his buddies. They were in a dangerous place, on a combat mission. Stress levels were high, but a silly Hawaiian shirt broke through the tension, and made them laugh. It was a light in the darkness. I knew that there were approximately 300 soldiers near him, so I began a project to collect a Hawaiian shirt for each of them. Each shirt would have a thank you note tucked into the front pocket, to let our heroes know how much we appreciate them. My request went viral! What!? I was on the news, and radio shows coast to coast, and a local morning show. Then Good Morning America added a story about it to their web page. A congressman (Jeff Duncan) surprised me at work with a flag that was flown over the Capitol in honor of this mission! I’ve had return gifts from commanders in gratitude of lifting their soldiers spirits. Former president of Disney Pixar’s Animation studios, Ed Catmull, joined by sending a huge load of Disney movie Hawaiian shirts! A Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, donated his own Hawaiian shirts. One Sargent 1st Class even came to my home, once he returned from Iraq, to thank me personally, on behalf of his soldiers. AMAZING!  Deployed soldiers from everywhere, have asked to be included. Even more were nominated by friends and family. People from all across America are continuing to send in new or used Hawaiian shirts, thank you notes, shipping donations, and snacks for our soldiers. The address to send in donations is located on this page, and on our Facebook page. This project has turned into a real mission! I really don’t think it was an accident at all. It was meant to be! We are sending Hawaiian shirt thank-you parties to our deployed heroes all over the world. It means the MOST when they send return pictures of them in our Hawaiian shirts! To see them standing there, in camo pants and Hawaiian shirts, with huge smiles, is breathtaking! It’s certainly a fun, and amazing mission for everyone involved, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Please join us!  #TogetherWeAreMighty!
David A Schiferl
Adrian Clare
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US INC
US Incorporated (US) is the parent organization of ProEnglish and The Social Contract Press (which published The Social Contract Journal until 2019). Founded by Dr. John Tanton in 1981, US is an organization with broad charitable and educational purposes with projects related to conserving natural resources, studying illegal and legal immigration, promoting national unity. US and ProEnglish work to promote and encourage national unity by preservation of the English language and making it the official language of governmental operations. US seeks to achieve its goals primarily through public education, research, and litigation.
Dave Gibson
Amanda Ivy
Carla Drysdale
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Xpose' Laser Designs
We're a small business proud to be living in the USA. We make home decor using a laser cutting machine for the home, classroom, and office. You also can visit our website at XposeLaserDesigns.com
Timo
Adrian Clare
Carla Drysdale
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Patriots For America
Patriots For America is a nonprofit group working to unite Patriots to UNITE and DEFEND our American Constitution, Our American Freedoms, and get candidates into office that will listen to the American people they work for! Facebook Group: Patriots For America Group and Patriots For America Page Podcast: www.AmericanPerspectiveshow.com Patriots For America wants to hold events, join other events, and work with candidates to get them into office! Contact us patriotsrunningforoffice@gmail.com. LETS UNITE! GOD BLESS AMERICA!