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National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.

Our military serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year defending the interests and security of our nation. And once they return home, as Veterans many of them continue to face battles and wounds. We work with different organizations to support active and retired members of our military. From sending cards and care packages to supporting active military members, veterans and their families in day-to-day activities, these efforts can have a significant ripple effect in their support.

How can you honor our Troops and Veterans?

  • Celebrate Veterans on Mother’s Day

    Join Pebble Tossers as we honor and thank the Mothers at the Trinka Davis Veterans Village. Volunteers will make cards and gift bags including items from their wish list. This virtual project is perfect for all ages and can be done any day or time as long as the gift bags arrive by May 7. Click here to register and for all of the details.

  • Remembering our Veterans on Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. There are 2 options volunteers can choose from to honor the Veterans at Trinka Davis Veterans Village.

    1)Volunteers will make 10 cards, notes, or drawings to show their appreciation for the Veterans’ service and to lift their spirits.
    2)Volunteers will send treat bags or items from their wish list. 

    Click here for all of the details and to register. Dates on the calendar are for registration purposes only, the project can be completed any day or time. All items must arrive at Trinka Davis by May 28. Not yet a Pebble Tossers member? This is an open project and all volunteers are welcome. 

  • Operation Gratitude

    Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 300,000+ individually addressed Care Packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to First Responders, New Recruits, Veterans, Wounded Heroes, and their Caregivers. Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns, Craft Projects, and Care Package Assembly Events, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to say “Thank You” through active, hands-on volunteerism. Click here to find out more details. 

  • Ways to Pay Tribute to our Veterans on Memorial Day Weekend