Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank you, veterans! Happy Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day in the U.S. Take a moment to thank a veteran. As I've seen posted on many a facebook status update today:
"A veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including their life. That is beyond honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact."
I don't know who the author is, but it is well said, although I would warn against writing a blank check to anyone.

Our friends at The Mean Fiddler are hosting a Veteran's Day event today:
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Operation Gratitude Event

The Mean Fiddler
266 W. 47th St.
(bet. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 354-2950

Our friend Matt Donohue invites you to support this worthy event in conjunction with the upcoming Notre Dame vs. Army game at Yankee Stadium (Nov. 20).
Sunday November 14
Notre Dame Alum in NYC
Support Operation Gratitude

Volunteers will be assembling 1,000 care packages to be sent
to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for Thanksgiving.

New Yorkers are asked to donate care kit items for U.S. service members,
and help Notre Dame and Army remind the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
that they are not forgotten this Thanksgiving

Items needed:
- Granola or Energy bars (8 packs/box)
- Instant Oatmeal (8 packs/box)
- Instant Soup Packets (8 packs/box)
- Single Serving Boxes of Cold Cereal
- Ramen Soup Bags (6/pack)
- Halloween Candy Packets
- Chewing Gum Packets
- Beef Jerky, Slim Jims
- 1-Gallon Sized Plastic Bags

Collection takes place
10am - 7pm
The Old St. Patrick's Cathedral School
263 Mulberry Street
New York, NY

Please contact Michelle McCarthy at
to arrange for pick-up of donations by Saturday, November 13th.

Want to volunteer your time?
Volunteer for Operation Gratitude care package event on
Sunday, Nov. 14th at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City
Contact Erin LaRuffa at to volunteer for a time-slot.

More info about Operation Gratitude:

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