Veterans Day, Every Day

Happy Veterans Day. It’s an honor to pay tribute to all those who have served and all those currently serving. Please know that behind the scenes at Our Dad’s Flag, we are honoring you all with this project today and every day!
 

Flying the flags at home in honor of “Our Dad” & Veterans Day.

This past week our children unveiled Our Dad’s Flag at a school assembly in honor of Veterans Day. They profiled so many of the visits – including some we haven’t even posted yet – and their classmates loved it. The children were thrilled to share such a special project with all of their friends and teachers as well as listen to the stories of fellow students with their own family members who have served or are currently serving. 

 
The flag had a busy week as it also ran in the Harrisburg Marathon courtesy of Uncle Eric. Then Aunt Tam escorted the flag to the 13th Annual Veterans Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York City where she delivered Our family’s donation of new coats for those affected by Superstorm Sandy and New York Cares. She was able to get the coats — and Our Dad’s Flag – delivered directly into the hands of Pat Gualtieri of the United War Veterans Council who strategically helps organize New York City’s Veterans Day Parade.
 

Pat Gualtieri, United War Veterans Council at NYC Veterans Day Parade

For more information on Pat Gualtieri and his dedication to honoring our Veterans, read more about him in Larry McShane’s Daily News article Veterans Day organizer Pat Gualtieri keeps respect for soldiers up front at annual parade – After fighting in Vietnam, he says he returned home to a scene of turmoil and apathy toward returning troops

Also, Pat  was featured on Fox News in NY to rally for the victims of Hurricane Sandy and encourage participants in the parade collect coats for the annual New York Cares Coat Drive from spectators along the line of march.  The parade honored veterans who serve our country, including members of the National Guard, who have been critical in Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts. To donate or read more about this feature, visit My Fox NY.
 
Thanks for reading. More importantly, thank a Veteran!
 
Another visit coming soon so share the story of the flag!  
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2 Responses to Veterans Day, Every Day

  1. Lorna Rubin says:

    Your presentation at our school’s Veteran’s Day Assembly was wonderful! I especially enjoyed the photograph of President Obama holding “Our Dad’s Flag”!

  2. auntytam says:

    It is all in the family this Veteran’s Day! Uncle Eric and Aunt Tami were proud to host/represent Our Dad’s Flag doing what we each do well…run marathons, and attend parades on 5th Ave, respectively! So it is a T&E shout-out to Our Dad & the Troops…we miss you and look forward to your homecoming. Love and prayers to Our Dad, Our Dad’s Family, and the Troops.

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