USO Southeast and Military Supporters Unite to Honor Service Members and their Families during Military Appreciation Month
The USO, whose mission is to strengthen service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, kicks off a dedicated, monthlong effort to express gratitude for our Armed Forces and their families. Military Appreciation Month is an opportunity to highlight the service of our military and to recognize the many sacrifices our service members and their families make to protect our freedoms and safety.
Service members and military families are facing the issues that many Americans are still facing today – separation from loved ones, unemployment, and lack of childcare – all while continuing to serve and leave home to perform missions and support crisis response efforts in the U.S. and across the globe. Many families are also facing longer deployments or separations from home.
“Every day provides a new set of unique challenges for our service members and their families, with or without a global pandemic. The USO is unwavering in our mission to find a way to always be there for our Armed Forces, just as they are always there for us,” said Barry Morris, Regional Communications Manager, USO Southeast Region. “Our USO Centers, including our 6,000 volunteers and our partners, continue to provide our best-in-class support and services to our service members and their families throughout the Southeast Region.”
Military supporters can join in the USO’s ranks and give thanks by helping in the following ways:
May 1 – 31: Visit any Harris Teeter grocery store and round up your grocery total to the nearest whole dollar in support of our service members and their families.
May 1 – 31: Visit a participating Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Ga., N.C., S.C., and Fla., and round up your check total to the nearest whole dollar in support of our service members and their families.
May 3 – 7: Military Spouse Appreciation Week • Follow us on Facebook and share our posts.
May 7: Military Spouse Appreciation Day • Recognize a military spouse you know.
May 9: Mother’s Day • Send a USO virtual card to a military mom you know to say that you are thinking about them and their family. Link to Digital Cards Here
May 8 – 15: Participate in the Military Appreciation Challenge – Learn More by visiting bit.ly/MAYChallenge
May 10 – 15: Armed Forces Week • Follow us on Facebook and share our posts.
May 15: Armed Forces Day • Recognize a military service member you know or specific U.S. military branch. Use the USO social media graphic (ACCESS HERE) to thank them for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice.
May 31: Memorial Day • #HonorFromHome and post photos or messages of thanks on social media for the sacrifices of service members and their families.
Military supporters can also show their support Show for America’s military and receive the 2021 limited edition USO T-shirt! This is an easy and fun way to give more than thanks for our nation’s heroes. Donate today to get the Official Uniform of the Military Supporter by clicking this link USO 2021 T-Shirt
In times of crisis, our military consistently steps up to protect Americans. It is our duty as military supporters to strengthen and support those who serve. The USO’s mission of strengthening service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country is more critical than ever before. Military supporters around the world can show their appreciation for our service members and their families during the month of May to thank this community for their dedication to keeping us safe.
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