Yellow Ribbon America and the California State Capitol prepares to launch the Annual Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families Christmas Drive.
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF – Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a non-partisan Christmas holiday effort to give community based support to America’s deployed and at home Military Units and their families.
The effort, which supports the National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty deployed and at home military Units and their families, began in November 2004 and has grown every year since. It is not just the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard members that are affected when they are deployed and away from home but also the families who are left behind.
Many of America’s Military members have missed more than one Christmas away from their families and other holidays and important family events for us and Country. This is why the Yellow Ribbon America Campaign for America’s Military and their families and Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families was created to Educate, Motivate and Activate the much needed local community based support for America’s Military and their families…
With the wonderful help of our fellow American’s we are able help sponsor and support many Military Unit Christmas Parties each year. As an example of what our campaign has done. For the 2012 year we were able to sponsor over 600 Soldiers and family members to Knott’s Berry Farm to have their Unit Christmas Parties and to also enjoy the Theme Park itself. This helped them get away from a military environment and be able to relax, have fun and reconnect with their families.
Knott’s Berry Farm which is located in Buena Park, California, is an Amusement Park that gives FREE admission in November for our current serving Military personnel & Veterans and one guest with proper I.D. Because of Knott’s Berry Farm’s long time support of our Nations Military personnel and their families we wanted to give our business to a business that actually supports our Troops with not just their words but their actual deeds. It is very important for us American’s to support businesses that give real support to our military and their families. Not all Amusement Parks or businesses do what Knott’s Berry Farm does. Many of the Soldiers and family members told us these were the best Christmas Parties they ever attended!
Thank you to all the great Knott’s Berry Farm staff members that helped to make this happen and gave them such great heartfelt service and love! You can get more information and plan your family visit to Knott’s Berry Farm by visiting their website at http://www.knotts.com.
The community relationships that we help bring together during the Christmas Holiday Season help America’s Military Units and their families get vital community support year round! This is the whole reason Yellow Ribbon America Campaign for America’s Military & their Families and Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families was created!
Thank you to all our GREAT fellow Americans for helping to make this happen!! The BEST Support is Local Community Based Support!
Contact Santa’s Elves at www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families!