Help Me Give Thanks to Those Who Have Served our Country...

Veteran's Day is coming up soon, and, even if you don't have a vet in your family, it's an important event to share with your kids.  Walmart has been reaching out to the Walmart Moms to give us information we think you'll find useful in planning for the big day.  Here are two of the ways you can participate in what Walmart stores are doing nationwide:

  • The iThankU app on Facebook lets you share a photo, video, or other message of gratitude to our active duty troops and veterans.  Selected ithanku messages may be shown during NBC Sports Network’s broadcast of the 2012 Carrier Classic at 4pm EST on Nov. 9, 2012 (tomorrow!).
  • Many Walmart stores will be featuring the Flag of Thanks starting the week of November 11th.  What is it?  It's a special board that lets you wrote separate notes of thanks to those that serve! After it is full, it will be presented to a local VA Hospital Center, VFW chapter, or the local American Legion.  See an example below:

I have been so blessed to experience many of the freedoms that I have in the U.S. that other countries don't have.  I can homeschool.  I can enjoy use of my own land.  I can use social media like Twitter and Facebook without fear of censorship.  These are rights that are protected by those who go to work every day in uniform, committed to keeping us free.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  

What would you thank a hero for this year?  John Rafferty was "thanked" in an amazing way... (below):

*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.