“Hello, I just wanted to say thank you for the gift box. My spouse is currently deployed in Kuwait, this was his first long term deployment and it has been very tough, even tougher for having him gone over Christmas. It's so nice to know that there are people out there who care about all the families of military members and I really appreciate receiving such a generous gift. Thank you”
CaitlinCold Lake, AB
“I just returned from Latvia a few days ago and my wife showed me the package she received from your foundation. I was astonished at what was in the package. I have been serving for over 32 yrs and several deployments and this was thee best package I had ever seen. This was the first time I had seen such a smartly put together package with so very much that supports a family of any age group. I wanted to thank you for creating such a package as it was of great use while I was away.”
MikeDecember 17th, 2018
“You do not know me but I would like to thank you and your wife for the touching gift and gesture. I am currently serving in Africa on my fifth deployment. This is the first time we have seen such an outpouring of well wishes. It has touched my wife deeply and she truly appreciated it. Again, thank you!!”
A Canadian Forces Member in Africa, December 25th, 2017
“That you felt so much in your heart to do this act of kindness, speaks so much about your souls. I can’t thank you enough and it will be well used over the holidays. Your name will be mentioned in our prayers.”
A Spouse from CFB SHiloFebruary 8th, 2018
“Our son is deployed in NATO aboard a ship in the Mediterranean. This is his first deployment, first time overseas, and most importantly, his first time away from his family over the Christmas holidays, which was more difficult than we thought. We were particularly touched by the Christmas card we received with your generous donation. That was a terrific reminder that others are thinking about the families of those on deployment. We have not seen our son in over five months.”
Parents from OntarioMarch 14th, 2018
Please help us make the holidays a little brighter for military families across Canada. Contribute to our 2019 gift box by donating today.
Starboard Communications Ltd. (operating as Cool 100, 95.5 Hits FM and InQuinte.ca) cares about military families across the Quinte region! We teamed-up with Little Caesar’s Trenton, to show our appreciation to military members, veterans and their families for Military Family Appreciation Day and International Pepperoni Pizza Day on Sept. 20.
As a husband and father who spent four decades as an airman in the Royal Canadian Air Force, I consider this metaphor to be my personal mantra. I believe this expression perfectly describes what a military family is: the point over which the entire body of our military finds its balance.
The first time I said goodbye to my husband, Erik, as he left for Afghanistan in 2005, I had no idea of what I had gotten myself into. Always the dreamer, my mind was filled with cliché scenes from romantic movies where a military couple’s time apart is cut down to a scene or two, ending with a passionate embrace on an air-field. My naïve dream was about to end.
On Sept. 20, the first Military Family Appreciation Day will give Canadians the opportunity to officially recognize and thank Canadian military families for the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.
If you would like to write a note of thanks and appreciation to the families of our men and women who are deployed, we invite you to use the form below. Your support of Canada’s unsung heroes is greatly appreciated!
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