Don’t Forget The MP’s And Thier Families At Your Local U.S. Military Base!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 19, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, CA: On December 8, 2018 Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” had the wonderful opportunity to once again deliver Toy’s to the MP Soldier’s and at the Main Gate of the JFTB Los Alamitos Base for their families of  the California Army National Guard!

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 2018 Christmas Season!

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

“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!

Don’t Forget Our Troops & Their Families This Christmas…🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 18, 2018

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“THANK YOU” For Our Unit Christmas Party Support From The 109th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, United States Army Reserve!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 11, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB: U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center, Garden Grove, CA:-On December 8, 2018 “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” gave fun and helpful Unit Christmas Party Support to the wonderful Soldiers and families of the 109th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, United States Army Reserve.” Read below…

“Thank you so much for your time and efforts for helping us fund our Unit Christmas party. (This was our first one in years from what I heard since I took the position as the Training /Operations NCO here) So this was a truly different and memorable experience for the Soldiers and their families.

With the help of the “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families, Our Nations Heroes Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon America News & Campaign, we were able to fund for 30 Soldiers’ plus their families meals! SGT Tonya Tran, Training /Operations NCO, 109th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, United States Army Reserve.”

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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 2018 Christmas Season!

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

“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.

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Merry Christmas!

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A brief History of the Christmas Holiday🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 10, 2018

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The first time the birth of Jesus Christ was attributed to the date December 25 was in the 4th century, according to early Roman history. Early celebrations of Christmas are thought to have derived from Roman and other European festivals that marked the end of the harvest, and the winter solstice.

Some customs from those celebrations that have endured include decorating homes with greenery, giving gifts, singing songs, and eating special foods.

The holiday developed further with the legend of St. Nicholas. Although much of his history is unconfirmed, the man who became St. Nicholas lived in the 4th century and is believed to have been a bishop in Asia Minor.

Many miracles are attributed to him and some countries named him their patron saint. He also is considered the patron saint of, among others, children (for protecting them), sailors (whom he reputedly saved at sea), and the poor (to whom he generously gave gifts).

In his honor, the Feast of St. Nicholas was marked on December 6 and gifts given the night before. The tradition was well established in many European countries by the 12th century. Eventually, because St. Nicholas’ Day and Christmas Day are so close together, their traditions generally were combined.

St. Nicholas took on different personas in different countries. For example, The Netherlands have Sinter Klaas; Father Christmas gives gifts in Great Britain; Père NoĂ«l does the same in France; and in Germany St. Nicholas has had many names including Klaasbuur, Burklaas, Rauklas, Bullerklaas, and Sunnercla, although Father Christmas is becoming more popular. In the United States, the Dutch settlers’ Sinter Klaas evolved into Santa Claus.

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Other Christmas info:

  • The Story of Jesus Christ’s birth is told in New Testament’s gospel of Saint Luke and Saint Matthew.
  • Some Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s coming on January 6, the Epiphany, when they believe he was baptized.
  • The song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” refers to the 12 days between Christmas and the Epiphany.
  • The word Christmas comes from the Old English Cristes maesse, which means Christ’s mass.
  • The word X-mas is sometimes used instead of Christmas. In Greek, X-is the first letter of Christ’s name.
  • The German word Christkindl, which means Christ child, eventually turned into Kriss Kringle.
  • Santa Claus generally was depicted as an elf until 1931, when Coca-Cola ads portrayed him as human-sized.
  • Rudolph didn’t become Santa’s ninth reindeer until 1939 when an advertising writer for the department store Montgomery Ward created him.

Sources: Encarta 96 Encyclopedia, World Book, Encyclopedia Brittanica

 

Orange County, California once again recognizes “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families…”🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 9, 2018

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December 9, 2018

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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 and their families. Led by Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Andrew Do 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 14 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 Ulitimate Military Unit Christmas Party for America’s Mlitary & 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 9th day in December, 2018

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“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.

🇺🇸Help Us Support Great Military Unit’s Like Our U.S. Navy Seabee’s & Their Families This Christmas!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 7, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Port Hueneme, CA: – Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” on the March!

America! We Need your Support and Prayers to help assist more of our U.S. Military Unit’s and their Families this Christmas!

Founded in December of 1941 the U.S. Navy Seabees — their simple motto tells the story: “We build, We fight”. From the island hopping of World War II and the cold of Korea, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mountains of Bosnia, and to the deserts of Afghanistan and Kuwait, the Seabees have built entire bases, bulldozed and paved thousands of miles of roadway and airstrips, and accomplished a myriad of construction projects. (From: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/personnel/seabees/seabee1.html)

With Your Support we can help more of our Military Units and their families like America’s Wonderful U.S. Seabee’s & Families with NMCB-3 Family Readiness Group, NMCB-4 Family Readiness Group and NMCB-5 Family Readiness Group in Port Hueneme, CA, USA! That we are now supporting and helping with their Unit Christmas Holiday Parties with their families with funds 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 13yrs of age. Pictures: United States Navy Seabee’s with Mobile Construction Battalion 4.

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 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this 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.

Merry Christmas!

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This Year Lets-All-Unite🇺🇸 To Help Support America’s Best This Christmas!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 6, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Sacramento, CA: Many of America’s Military families will be once again be separated from their loved serving away from home this Christmas, but Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Familieswill try to help make their Christmas Holidays a little brighter. To help ease the holiday blues, we are encouraging all fellow American’s to 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 began in Orange County, California and at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California in 2004 for America’s Military Unit’s and their Families. Our mission is to help provide community based support to our Nation’s deployed and at-home Military Unit’s and their families. 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.

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 in so that all of us United & Together can help support our local Military Units and their families through the Christmas Holiday Season and then teach America how to give support them year-round!

“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.

To Help Support Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families. Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to be able to do your part today!

Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys, Gift Cards and Opportunity Drawing Items to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 163rd Ordinance Company, United States Army Reserve!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 3, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Orange County, CA: – Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys, Gift Cards and Opportunity Drawing Items to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 163rd Ordinance Company, United States Army Reserve, Tustin, CA for their upcoming December 9, 2018 “Inaugural ULTIMATE U.S. Military Unit Christmas Party”! At Knott’s Merry Farm, Buena Park California USA!

The 163rd Ordinance Company, USAR, out of the Tustin, California US Armed Forces Reserve Center was the very first United States Army Reserve Unit that Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families supported when we launched the very first Christmas Drive in December of 2004!

The “ULTIMATE U.S. Military Unit Christmas Party” is part of Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” local community outreach support Campaign for Americas Military Unit’s and their Families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Season!

You too can be one 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 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this 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.

2nd Photo, OC Register July 19, 2014: One of the many deployments of the 163rd ORD Co. A Very Welcome Home for U.S. Army Specialist Johnny Aleman, left, of Anaheim as he gets warm welcome Saturday from his girlfriend Melissa Villanueva, also of Anaheim, after arriving to the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Tustin, CA. His Unit the 163rd Ordnance Company was deployed in the Middle Ease over a year.

Merry Christmas!

 

Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys and Gift Cards to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 478th Transportation Company, United States Army Reserve!🌲🎅🦌🌲

December 3, 2018

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North Pole South / FOB Orange County, CA: – Santa’s Elves, with “Operation Christmas For Our Troops & Their Families” deliver Toys and Gift Cards to the Great Soldiers & Families of the 478th Transportation Company, United States Army Reserve, Camp Pendleton, CA for their upcoming December 2, 2018 Unit Christmas Holiday Party!

You too can be one 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 2018 Christmas Season!

Contact Santa’s Elves at Info@YellowRibbonAmerica.org to learn how YOU can Help Support Your Local Military Units and their families this 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.

Merry Christmas!

We Are Uniting-America🇺🇸 To Help Support Our Troops & Their Families This Christmas!🌲🎅🦌🌲

November 28, 2018

Former California Democratic Party State Chairman, State Senator Art Torres (Ret) and Former California Republican Party State Chairman Duf Sundheim pose for a California State Capital 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.

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“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.

Merry Christmas!