Saturday, August 25, 2012

Patriot Week - Vets Organizations supported by In the Shadow of Greatness

Patriot Week

While the anniversary of 9/11 will always be a tragic day for the United States, this year Americans will have the opportunity to turn tragedy into a celebration of our heroes. "Patriot Week" is a call to action. Americans can acknowledge our homeland was attacked, take pride in the servicemen and women who defend our way of life, and support veteran charities.
7 days for 7 veteran charities. On each day during Patriot Week, our partner charities will receive 100% of author proceeds on non-wholesaler purchases. That means all books bought online or in a store, through any channel, will produce revenue for your preferred charity. Show your passion, learn about the 9/11 generation, and choose your day to support a noble cause. 
Buy a book, help this veteran charity!
☆ Saturday, September 8: The Travis Manion Foundation:  The Foundation's Mission is to assist our nation's veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes.  We will continue the service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and veterans.  In the spirit of the Fallen, we will foster strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders. Watch a video about Travis' foundation here
☆ Sunday, September 9: Run to Honor:  The Mission of Run To Honor is to honor Naval Academy Alumni lost in combat or military operations in service to our Nation. In a spirit of camaraderie and through participation in athletic events, we perpetuate the memory of our fallen brothers and sisters and express support for the families they leave behind.Watch a video about Run to Honor here.
 Monday, September 10: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America:  IAVA is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. With over 200,000 Member Veterans and supporters nationwide, IAVA strives to build the New Greatest Generation. Our programs empower our community online and offline, and include Smart Job Fairs, our signature New GI Bill calculator and Community of Veterans, a veterans only social network.
☆ Tuesday, September 11:  The Matt Freeman Project:  The Matthew Freeman Project: Pens & Paper for Peace is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to collecting pens, paper, and other school supplies in cities and towns across the United States and sending them to U.S. military personnel for distribution in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other war-torn countries where children’s education has been interrupted by armed conflict. All donations are tax-deductible.Watch a video about Matt's project here.
☆ Wednesday, September 12: Semper Fi Fund: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 service members within 24–72 hours of request. Watch a video to learn more.
☆ Thursday, September 13: TBD
 Friday, September 14:  Veterans Campaign: Veterans Campaign is the first ever non-partisan, non-ideological organization whose mission is to train veterans to run for public office. Our goal is to demystify the process of campaigning for public office and encourage more veterans to continue their legacy of public service as elected officials. To that end, Veterans Campaign holds campaign training workshops, sponsors lectures, and conducts research, all aimed at helping veterans learn more about the campaign process.

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