I am a firm believer that one should be allowed to wish everyone a Happy New Year until January 31st!
So here you go, Happy New Year!
This year we will celebrate 5 years of the Operation Meatball blog, and 1 year as an official non-profit! It's hard to believe how fast the years have flown, and how our original 3-year plan exploded into a life mission.
2018 alone was one for the books with over 28,000 driving miles, meeting with veterans all over the United States (including 2 overseas trips in collaboration with the Best Defense Foundation), collecting their stories, infusing them with honor and appreciation, with extra special moments like marching 7 miles of the New Mexico desert with a 101 year old Bataan Death March Survivor and greeting over 1400 Honor Flight veterans arriving at the D.C. Memorials.
It will be a hard year to beat, but we hope that 2019 will only exceed the previous, especially as the dwindling few WW2 vets make their last appearance on the stage of life.
Thank you all for your continual encouragement, both personally and financially. We couldn't have done any of it without you. We are deeply grateful.
Happy January, and a very Happy New Year!