The Troopons® program sends coupons - including expired coupons - overseas and to U.S. military bases where they help troops and their families stretch their food dollars.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, earlier today, I shared a number of web sites on the HTNP News Facebook page for projects that support our troops and honor our veterans. I decided to compile a few of them in one place and post them on our town news sites for those of you who don’t use Facebook, and to make it easier to find them in our news archives, if you would like to share this information with others. - Brenda Sullivan, HTNP.com Editor
The Support Our Troops® Troopons® program enhances the well-being of overseas and domestic military families by sending them food and non-food manufacturer coupons to make their hard-earned dollars go farther.
Troopons® are a great way to get value out of coupons you don’t use and it’s an easy way to make a difference in the lives of others.
And did you know, many military bases allow the use of coupons up to six months past their expiration date?
Troopons is operated for SupportOurTroops.Org by its Patriotic Partner® CouponCabin.com. As of Nov. 8, 2011 CouponCabin.com has generously stepped up to handle the processing and shipping of coupons, both active and expired, to military families on bases overseas and across the U.S.
About Goodyear Support Our Troops
The Goodyear Support Our Troops initiative is an 11-week awareness and fundraising effort (Sept 17 – Dec 3, 2011) that includes donating tires to help military families, a special Goodyear tire rebate that will be offered for the duration of the program, and a marketing campaign to raise awareness and trigger consumer involvement.
Goodyear is providing a chance for NASCAR fans to show support through bidding on the authentic, race-used Goodyear Support Our Troops NASCAR and NHRA tires from the September 18, 2011 NASCAR Geico 400 and O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA National Top Fuel and Funny Car races – autographed by the drivers who used them – as well as great experiences and items donated by many NASCAR and NHRA teams and other sponsors.
Goodyear is providing a chance for NASCAR fans to show support through bidding on the authentic, race-used Goodyear Support Our Troops NASCAR and NHRA tires from the September 18, 2011 NASCAR Geico 400 and O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA National Top Fuel and Funny Car races – autographed by the drivers who used them – as well as great experiences and items donated by many NASCAR and NHRA teams and other sponsors.
And by visiting http://www.goodyear.com/supportourtroops you can be part of the Goodyear Bootcamp Challenge, a first of its kind competition between NASCAR and NHRA drivers in a battle to see who really is the fastest off the track.
The Challenge will pit drivers from both, such as Joey Logano and Tony Schumacher, in a series of physical events that use Goodyear Racing Eagles during a test of strength, speed and agility.
Drivers not participating in the actual competition will join in through a series of videos that will be posted throughout the program on Goodyear’s web site.
All funds raised will be donated to Support Our Troops, a nonprofit nationwide organization that bolsters the morale and well-being of America’s troops and their families.
The funds raised through the Goodyear effort will benefit the organization’s highly effective programs, which deliver more than $10 million per year in care packs and requested items to the front lines, positive support at home, kids’ camp assistance and more.
About the Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center – part of the Library of Congress – collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
The Project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following wars:
- Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
- Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)
The VHP relies on volunteers, both individuals and organizations, throughout the nation to contribute veterans’ stories to VHP. This could be a great Eagle Scout or High School Senior project.
In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.
The VHP relies on volunteers, both individuals and organizations, throughout the nation to contribute veterans’ stories. This could be a great Eagle Scout or High School Senior project.
In addition to audio- and video-recorded interviews, The VHP accepts memoirs, collections of original photographs and letters, diaries, maps and other historical documents from World War I through current conflicts.
The VHP Field Kit contains all the tips, guidelines, and tools you need to conduct an interview of a veteran. Memoir Guidelines are also on this page. To download the project’s brochure in PDF format, click here http://www.loc.gov/vets/pdf/brochure-august2008.pdf
UConn’s Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial & Roll of Honor
Honoring the memory of all of UConn’s fallen, the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial was dedicated at the 2008 Veteran’s Day observance at the university.
Funded through support from the UConn Alumni Association, the memorial is a 10-foot by 5-foot brick wall with a cutout in which hangs an enlarged version of the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery and stands on a granite base. The Memorial is adjacent to the Wilbur Cross Building on the university’s Storrs campus.
Honoring the memory of all of UConn's fallen, the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial was dedicated during the 2008 Veteran's Day observance at the university.
The Roll of Honor was prepared in conjunction with the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial. Betsy Pittman, UConn archivist and interim director of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, coordinated research to identify and verify the names of those UConn alumni who died of wounds or injuries sustained while serving in the armed forces of the United States.
The supporting Website includes a form for submitting names which may be missing from the Roll of Honor.
Also, donations to support ongoing maintenance of the memorial and the research effort may be made to The Veterans Memorial Fund c/o UConn Foundation, 2390 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269-3206.
Posted Nov. 11, 2011
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