Operation Meatball Update
Last month marked the 3-year anniversary of our blog, Operation Meatball.
For those of you who have been with us from the beginning, you may remember that when we started OperationMeatball.com, May of 2014, we before us a goal of dedicating the following 3 years of our lives to meeting, serving, ministering to, and learning from the veterans of WWII. The richness of the last 3 years is almost indescribable. We have been blessed to travel nearly 200,000 miles, collect hundreds of stories, and meet many, many wonderful veterans of WWII. However, an element we very quickly discovered, that had not been fully anticipated - something more than just interviewing veterans and collecting stories - was the deep and life-changing friendships we have formed along the way with these octo and nonagenarians. This has by far been the richest take-away from this experience, and something we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
As we have now closed out our 3rd year, please bear with us as we consider and plan the next steps ahead of us. It is our desire to continue Operation Meatball until the last WWII Veterans have passed (who knows, maybe even further than that!), but because of the expense of continuing our efforts, we need some time to reevaluate how to best move forward. Until then, we might be a bit sparse on the blog, although we will continue posting on our Instagram @OperationMeatball.
Until next time:
With fond regard,
Liberty, Jubilee, and Faith