Still not a Poet Laureate (see Part I of our series-linked),but that’s okay, because still more bloggers have written about their time as ambassadors of cheer with the Home Depot Foundation, Operation Homefront, and some special families who had their homes decked out in holiday cheer as part of Celebration of Service 2012.
With a handle of DécorChick!, you knew our families would be in good hands with blogger Emily Allison. How incredible is that her time with Celebration of Service, which she calls “life changing” ends with a holiday visit to give back to those who give so much to protect our country?
Who here would be surprised that a military family you came to say “Thank You” to would send you away with homemade hot chocolate and marshmallows as a thank you to you.
We aren’t. That’s just how they roll, isn’t it?
I let out a squeal of delight when I saw that the elves made a stop in MY home state of Pennsylvania (If you haven’t had a chance to visit Bethlehem at Christmas Time, put it on your bucket list. Trust me).
“In My Own Style” blogger Diane Henkler wrote of her visit with Air Force Captain Marion R. and kids , “You are what makes this country and our Military strong”….and we couldn’t agree more. Marion has been in the service for 27 years, enlisting back in 1985. She’s also Mom to three amazing kids who understand that sometimes, Mom can’t be there for those special days.
But not this day, and thanks to Diane, the Home Depot Foundation, and our fabulous PA/DE Field Office, they’ll have a wonderful memory to share for years to come. Check out Diane’s slideshow of her visit. It is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Meanwhile, down in North Carolina, even the family dogs were excited to see “ Lovely Craft Home” blogger Rachael Evans and the Home Depot/Operation Homefront crew .
Look, doggie kisses:
How timely that they arrived just as the family had returned from a Christmas parade?
After a whirlwind of lights, ornaments and wreaths, the perfect moment of a family around the tree (including wrangled dogs):
We’ll be back with Part III and even more stories of giving back to those who give so much to us, our military and veteran families. In the meantime, check out the incredible initiative and commitment of the Home Depot Foundation to our nations veterans.