This Valentine’s Day, many Amercan troops find themselves thousands of miles away from their loved ones. With this in mind, the USO, Joining Forces, and Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD) are teaming up to show these military families how much we appreciate their sacrifices.
As part of the USO’s Every Moment Counts campaign, USO centers across the United States are receiving a floral arrangement as a symbol of our nation’s love and enduring support. Every American can add their voice to this display of support by going on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram this weekend and using #USOmoments to send messages to America’s troops and their families.
The USO is also inviting Americans to send a Love Note to our troops by visiting the USO’s Love from America website. Visitors to the site can also learn about the challenges troops and their families face, and what they as civilians can do to help.
Too often, troops miss out on family dinners, date nights, birthdays, and even the births of their children. With this in mind, the USO created the Every Moment Counts campaign to rally Americans to show their gratitude by helping the USO create priceless moments for our troops and their families.
“The USO is proud of its collaboration with Joining Forces and FTD, and this synergy shows our troops how much we care wherever they may be serving,” said J.D. Crouch, CEO & President of the USO. “We want the 30,000 troops and military family members who pass through our doors each day to feel closer to home and know that we are always by their side, especially on this Valentine’s Day.”
Colonel Steve Parker, U.S. Army, is the Executive Director of Joining Forces.