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Happy Presidents Day From Your Fellow American’s @ Yellow Ribbon America!🇺🇸

February 17, 2020

Happy Presidents Day to America’s Beloved President George Washington!🇺🇸

February 17, 2020

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Why is George Washington the Role Model of Presidents?

By Foundation for American Christian Education, Saturday, February 18, 2017

Many people today find their role models in the media culture. According to The Barna Group, two thirds of Americans say pro athletes have more influence on our society than faith leaders. However, American Christians, in addition to their pastors and teachers, have traditionally looked to the elected leadership for role models. Can you find a hero there today?

George Washington, our first president, understood that as an elected leader he had a duty to be the very model that all other presidents would follow. He discerned that his entire life would be carefully examined, not by some prying journalist, but by God, to whom Washington knew he would be fully accountable. So he set his heart and mind to be the President that would set the standard for all others to follow and began to build a foundation for a young nation to shine the light of liberty to the entire world.

Washington was also humbly conscious of the tremendous responsibilities of the new office of president of the United States. He knew that the whole world would measure America by the character of the man who occupied that office. And indeed, most nations identified Washington as “America” long before they were acquainted with the nation.

This prayer, found in his writings, indicates how closely Washington associated the success of the American nation with the spirit and practice of the Christian religion:

“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.”

George Washington “Circular Letter to the States” 1783

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS

OF APRIL 30, 1789

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the fourteenth day of the present month. On the one hand, I was summoned by my Country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love, from a retreat which I had chosen with the fondest predilection, and, in my flattering hopes, with an immutable decision, as the asylum of my declining years: a retreat which was rendered every day more necessary as well as more dear to me, by the addition of habit to inclination, and of frequent interruptions in my health to the gradual waste committed on it by time. On the other hand, the magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my Country called me, being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens, a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications, could not but overwhelm with despondence, one, who, inheriting inferior endowments from nature and unpracticed in the duties of civil administration, ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies. In this conflict of emotions, all I dare aver, is, that it has been my faithful study to collect my duty from a just appreciation of every circumstance, by which it might be affected. All I dare hope, is, that, if in executing this task I have been too much swayed by a grateful remembrance of former instances, or by an affectionate sensibility to this transcendent proof, of the confidence of my fellow-citizens; and have thence too little consulted my incapacity as well as disinclination for the weighty and untried cares before me; my error will be palliated by the motives which misled me, and its consequences be judged by my Country, with some share of the partiality in which they originated.

Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.

By the article establishing the Executive Department, it is made the duty of the President “to recommend to your consideration, such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” The circumstances under which I now meet you, will acquit me from entering into that subject, farther than to refer to the Great Constitutional Charter under which you are assembled; and which, in defining your powers, designates the objects to which your attention is to be given. It will be more consistent with those circumstances and far more congenial with the feelings which actuate me, to substitute, in place of a recommendation of particular measures, the tribute that is due to the talents, the rectitude, and the patriotism which adorn the characters selected to devise and adopt them. In these honorable qualifications, I behold the surest pledges, that as on one side, no local prejudices, or attachments; no separate views, nor party animosities, will misdirect the comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of communities and interests: so, on another, that the foundations of our National policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality; and the pre-eminence of a free Government, be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its Citizens, and command the respect of the world.

I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my Country can inspire: since there is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity: Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

Besides the ordinary objects submitted to your care, it will remain with your judgment to decide, how far an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the Fifth article of the Constitution is rendered expedient at the present juncture by the nature of objections which have been urged against the System, or by the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them. Instead of undertaking particular recommendations on this subject, in which I could be guided by no lights derived from official opportunities, I shall again give way to my entire confidence in your discernment and pursuit of the public good: For I assure myself that whilst you carefully avoid every alteration which might endanger the benefits of an United and effective Government, or which ought to await the future lessons of experience; a reverence for the characteristic rights of freemen, and a regard for the public harmony, will sufficiently influence your deliberations on the question how far the former can be more impregnably fortified, or the latter be safely and advantageously promoted.

To the proceeding observations I have one to add, which will be most properly addressed to the House of Representatives. It concerns myself, and will therefore be as brief as possible. When I was first honored with a call into the Service of my Country, then on the eve of an arduous struggle for its liberties, the light in which I contemplated my duty required that I should renounce every pecuniary compensation. From this resolution I have in no instance departed. And being still under the impressions which produced it, I must decline as inapplicable to myself, any share in the personal emoluments, which may be indispensably included in a permanent provision for the Executive Department; and must accordingly pray that the pecuniary estimates for the Station in which I am placed, may, during my continuance in it, be limited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought to require.

Having thus imported to you my sentiments, as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication that since he has been pleased to favor the American people, with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of Government, for the security of their Union, and the advancement of their happiness; so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.”

This transcription was taken from the original document in the Records of the U.S. Senate, Record Group 46, in the National Archives. https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals/inaugtxt.html

 

Happy Birthday President Abraham Lincoln!🇺🇸

February 12, 2020

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Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.”

Lincoln thought secession illegal, and was willing to use force to defend Federal law and the Union. When Confederate batteries fired on Fort Sumter and forced its surrender, he called on the states for 75,000 volunteers. Four more slave states joined the Confederacy but four remained within the Union. The Civil War had begun.

The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party’s nomination for President, he sketched his life:

“I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families–second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks…. My father … removed from Kentucky to … Indiana, in my eighth year…. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up…. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher … but that was all.”

Lincoln made extraordinary efforts to attain knowledge while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences, and keeping store at New Salem, Illinois. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War, spent eight years in the Illinois legislature, and rode the circuit of courts for many years. His law partner said of him, “His ambition was a little engine that knew no rest.”

He married Mary Todd, and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity. In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator. He lost the election, but in debating with Douglas he gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860.

As President, he built the Republican Party into a strong national organization. Further, he rallied most of the northern Democrats to the Union cause. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.

Lincoln never let the world forget that the Civil War involved an even larger issue. This he stated most movingly in dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg: “that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain–that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom–and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Lincoln won re-election in 1864, as Union military triumphs heralded an end to the war. In his planning for peace, the President was flexible and generous, encouraging Southerners to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion.

The spirit that guided him was clearly that of his Second Inaugural Address, now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.: “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds…. “

On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with Lincoln’s death, the possibility of peace with magnanimity died.

The Presidential biographies on WhiteHouse.gov are from “The Presidents of the United States of America,” by Frank Freidel  and Hugh Sidey. Copyright 2006 by the White House Historical Association.Website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/abrahamlincoln

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!🎅🎄🇺🇸

January 4, 2020

YELLOW RIBBON AMERICA NEWS DESK:

NORTH POLE/NORTH AMERICA: Santa and Dasher my Lead Reindeer here, having got through the 2019 Thanksgiving and the Christmas Season without getting the latest Cold & Flu bugs going around. On December 26 some of our Christmas Elf’s started feeling the not so fun symptoms of nasal headache, congestion, scratchy sore throat, body aches very little energy etc.… But thanks to God, bedrest, Mucinex dm 1200, lots of fluids, vitamins, soap and My Favorite Pillow they are finally feeling better and ready to get back in The Good Fight for 2020!

I pray that God brings healing and pain relief for those of you that are not feeling well and dealing with Health issues right now. Use your time of feeling sick to get your bearings strait and renewed with Gods will and mission for you.

Stay tuned for our update for our blessed 2019 Christmas Drive and our 15 year anniversary of Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families Christmas Drive. Help Support Us for This Year’s 2020 Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families Christmas Drive!🎅🎄

Godspeed and God’s Blessings for a Great, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Help Support Us for This Years 2020 Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families Christmas Drive! To Donate to Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families go to the Donate Page to Support Today!🎅🎄

Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and proudly supported by the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

More Toys & Gifts Received from Newport Beach Lifeguards and Fire Department For Local Military!🎅🎄🎁

December 28, 2019

YELLOW RIBBON AMERICA NEWS DESK:

On Friday December 27, 2019 Local US Military Unit’s received more Toys & Gifts from the wonderful Newport Beach Lifeguards and Fire Department for the 2019 Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families Christmas Drive! With the additional great support from the City, Fire Department and citizens of Newport Beach we are able to provide lots of great Toys & Gifts for Military Units families that were not able to have Unit Christmas Parties this year. Photo by Chief Elf Brad.🎅🎄🎁 

🎄Donate to Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families This Christmas!🎄🎄🎄
Go to www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org to Support Today!

Merry Christmas!

Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

🎅🎄U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal picks up its Toys from 2019 Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families!

December 28, 2019

YELLOW RIBBON AMERICA NEWS DESK:

On Wednesday December 26, 2019 a Coastie pickup Toys for the USCG Cutter Narwhal for their Friday December 27 Christmas Holiday Party with their families. With the great help of the City, Fire Department and citizens of Newport Beach we were able to help pay for some of their food and beverage costs and provide lots of great Toys for their children. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal operates with a 17-person crew on land and at sea and its homeport is in beautiful Newport Beach, California. Photo by Chief Elf Brad.

The United States Coast Guard Motto

Semper Paratus is a Latin phrase, meaning “Always Ready”. Sometimes shortened to Semper Par. It is used as the official motto of the United States Coast Guard.

The United States Coast Guard Ethos

“I am a Coast Guardsman.
I serve the people of the United States. I will protect them.
I will defend them.
I will save them.
I am their shield….
For them I am Semper Paratus.
I live the Coast Guard Core Values.
I am proud to be a Coast Guardsman. We are the United States Coast Guard.“

🎄Donate to Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families This Christmas!🎅🎄🎄
Go to www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org to Support Today!

Merry Christmas!

Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

🎅🎄Support Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families This Christmas!🎄

December 15, 2019

North Pole South / FOB Orange County, CA: Santa Claus, Santa’s Elves, Volunteers, Troops and their Families are now mobilized for this years “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”.

Many military families will be separated from their loved serving far away from home this Christmas but Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families with your help CAN help make their Christmas holidays a little brighter once. To help ease the holiday blues, we are encouraging all our fellow American’s to financially donate and donate toys and other gift items to help support their local Military Unit’s Christmas Parties with their families.
Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a nonpartisan Christmas holiday effort to that helps bring local community support to America’s deployed and at home Military Unit’s and their families of all branches of service. 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 their families who are left behind.  

Newport Beach CA; Santa (Mayor of Newport Beach, CA) heads out convoy to launch America’s #1 community based Christmas support effort for our Military Units and their families, Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families!

Our Heartfelt Christmas Mission is to mobilize the much needed local community based help and support for our Nation’s Military and especially their families through the Christmas Holiday Season. And to  teach & encourage America’s local communities to support them year round. Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families is a great grassroots community event that was created as a blue print for the whole Country to participate so that all Americans together can help support our local Military Units and their families.

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Former California Democratic Party State Chairman, State Senator Art Torres (Ret) and Former California Republic Party State Chairman Duf Sundheim pose for a picture in a “Macy’s & Gimbels” moment. To help launch at the California State Capital “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” annual Statewide and National Christmas Drive by Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation.

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

🎄Donate to Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families Today!🎄🎄🎄

December 14, 2019

🎅Support America’s #1 Cause This Christmas!🎄

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1) Donate Online:

 

2) Donate By Mail:

Send your Check made Payable to:

Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation
23792 Rockfield Blvd., Ste #101
Lake Forest, CA 92630

“Thank You for your Heartfelt Christmas Support!”

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a sponsored community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and proudly supported by Yellow Ribbon America News, Campaign  & The Store. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

🎄”Heroes Support Heroes This Christmas!”🎅🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

December 13, 2019

North Pole South / Newport Beach, CA: December 9, 2019. Due to the overwhelming caring and generous response from the City of Newport Beach and it’s local community Santa’s Elves with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is now doing weekly Monday pick up’s of Toy’s from the City of Newport Beach Firefighters and the City of Newport Beach’s several drop-off locations to help Support Local Orange County Military Unit’s and their families this Christmas! Known as one of The Best Maritime Fire & Lifeguard Department’s in the Nation the City of Newport Beach Fire Department & Lifeguard’s have chosen to Give Support to America’s Best This Christmas!

Through “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” they and the City of Newport Beach, CA is helping to support many Military Unit Christmas Parties with their families which helps pay for their food and beverage costs for their Christmas Parties, Toys, Gift Cards for the Mothers with Children under 3yrs of age and Teenagers over 13.

Newport Beach Fire Department & Lifeguard’s Mission Statement: “Protect life, property, and the environment with innovative professionalism and organizational effectiveness using highly trained professionals committed to unparalleled service excellence.”

Newport Beach Fire Department History

Established in 1911 the Newport Beach Fire Department is the agency that provides Fire Protection, Lifeguard coverage, and emergency medical services for Newport Beach, California.

The Marine Division of the NBFD is responsible for lifeguarding the nearly 10 million annual visitors to Newport Beach’s 6.2 miles (10.0 km) of ocean and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of bay beaches. In 2013 alone the marine division performed 3,811 water rescues. The Newport Beach Lifeguards are recognized as the Top Agency in the Nation, considering their relatively small size. They are also recognized as an advanced agency by the United States Lifesaving Association.

Newport Beach Lifeguards also hold an annual summer Junior Lifeguard program, which is one of the largest and oldest in the Nation. The Junior Lifeguard program works closely with the John Wayne Cancer Foundation to spread skin cancer awareness. The Newport Beach has 8 fire stations spread across the city, as well as Lifeguard Headquarters at the base of the Newport Pier.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport_Beach_Fire_Department

You too can be ones of Santa’s Christmas Elves and Report for Duty for America’s 1# Christmas Drive “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”! Help bring Local Community Based support for America’s Best and their Families this 2019 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at www.YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this Christmas! #KnowYourMil #BeyondTheUniform

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and proudly supported by the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.

Merry Christmas!

Orange County, California Recognizes 🎄🎅🎄🎄”Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families…”

December 11, 2019

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YELLOW RIBBON AMERICA NEWS DESK:

December 1, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

Orange County, California: Known for its beautiful Beaches, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm. Orange County, California recognizes its local grassroots community outreach effort and annual Christmas Drive for our Nations Military Unit’s and their families. Led by Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Lisa Bartlett the OC Board in a 5-0 unanimous vote once again Recognizes and passes a Special Christmas Resolution for Orange County’s, California home based “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”…

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families”

By the authority of the Orange County Board Supervisors the following proclamation is hereby issued:

WHEREAS, thousands of American men and women are stationed at locations around the world in service to our country, and whether it be as operational support or in facing combat, each of them is fighting for and defending our freedom; and

WHEREAS, it is very difficult for military families when their loved one is deployed as these family members must manage the daily routine that continues in the absence of their loved ones while they also cope with their concern for their well-being and anxiously await their safe return; and

WHEREAS, Now in it’s 15 Year Anniversary; Yellow Ribbon America’s and Our Nations Heroes Foundation’s “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” has mobilized its annual grassroots effort  to help deliver Christmas support to America’s local military Units and their families; and

WHEREAS, 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 is now the largest community based Christmas Holiday support effort for both our Nation’s military Units and their families; and

WHEREAS, The growth of Operation Christmas for Our Troops & Their Families has expanded operations which now includes a special Ultimate Military Unit Christmas Party for America’s Military & their families at Knotts Berry Farm located in Buena Park, California; and

WHEREAS, Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign & Our Nations Heroes Foundation remains dedicated to serving our nation’s Military and now hosts dozens of Christmas drive drop off locations around Orange County and even more around California and the rest of the United States for continual support for our Military and their families;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT Resolved That The Orange County Board Of Supervisors do hereby congratulate and thank Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign and Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation for its service to the residents of Orange County and the efforts they make to improve the lives of United States Military Men and Women and their Families.

Dated this 1st day in December, 2019

Photo 1. Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett presents Special “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” Orange County Resolution to Chief Elf Brad at the 2019 Orange County Board of Supervisors Holiday Open House. December 11, 2019.

 Photo 2. Supervisor Donald Wagner presents Special “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” Orange County Resolution to Chief Elf Brad at the 2019 Orange County Board of Supervisors Holiday Open House. December 11, 2019.

“Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” is a community outreach project of Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation and proudly supported by the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign for America’s Military members and their families. Our Nation’s Heroes Foundation is a California public benefit nonprofit corporation, with tax-exempt status under Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN: 46-4762128.