Unite the USA

Operation Honor Heroes


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ABOUT THE NATIONAL EFFORT
 

“As millennials on a mission, we are passionate because our veterans urgently need our appreciation and encouragement. PTSD, depression, and suicides are on a tragic rise among veterans of all ages. In addition to professional help, every honorable veteran deserves our encouragement, appreciation, and prayers —which make a big difference! Most Americans want to encourage veterans, but they don’t know how. We make it easy for busy families to honor heroes. And it warms our hearts to hear how much it means to veterans and their families. Please join us and let us make it easy for you to reach out to veterans. Reaching out may even help to save a life of a veteran who fought for our lives.” -Stacie and Carrie Stoelting, Co-Founders

WE'RE SENDING CARDS TO VETERANS

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In 2018, Stacie and Carrie are sending handwritten cards to every veteran whose address is shared with them. Give Stacie and Carrie the opportunity to send a thank you card to a veteran in your family or, if you’re a veteran, let them send you one. It’s easy. Fill out this quick form so Stacie and Carrie can send a handwritten thank-you card. They would be honored to have the opportunity. (Yes, it’s that simple.) 

 

Veteran's Contact information:
First name:
Last name:
Email address:
   
Mailing address:
 
   
   

HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
 
We would appreciate the opportunity to honor your loved ones who have served. We will post a picture and accompanying information on our web site and social media. Thank you so much!
 
1. E-mail a picture of your loved one who served to 
info@unitetheusa.org
2. Include your loved one's name, military branch, rank, and years of service.
3. Let us know if you would like other key information shared as well.
 



5 WAYS TO HONOR HEROES
 
1. Let us help you honor the heroes in your life. If you have a loved one who is a veteran or who is currently in the military, send Stacie and Carrie his or her picture, name, military branch, rank to info@unitetheusa.org. Unite the USA will post the information online as a way to honor and thank them.
 
2. Be sure to set aside time to thank our heroes. Thank them in person, on the phone, in a card, or through an e-mail.  
 
3. During the summer months, many veterans and servicemen and women march in local parades. A good time to reach out and thank them is after the parade. Watch for their military distinctions on their jackets and hats. Just earnestly thank them. They will appreciate your  appreciation. 
 
4. Don't forget our hospitalized heroes or elderly veterans in nursing homes. 
Send a colorful card, send a gift, or stop by and visit.  Note: In God We Still Trust and Unite the USA make great gift ideas! :)  
 
5. Invite a veteran to dinner, send a gift card to their favorite restaurant, or order/deliver a meal for them. Take him or a her a gift. Just do something to show that you care and that you are grateful for their service.   

5 WAYS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT VETERANS 

 
1. For starters, begin with the basics. Explain what a veteran is and what that means. Children’s book on the subject can be helpful in the teaching process. Click here for children’s book options that are about veterans and patriotism. Visit your local library for more ideas.

2. Tell your kids about friends or family members who have served our country. Show them pictures to make it more real and meaningful.

3. Introduce your kids to veterans. If you have a friend or relative who served, make sure your child has the opportunity to meet him/her. 

4. Attend a parade together. Often veterans are honored in parades. Afterwards is a great time to meet and thank them. 

5. With your child, write a thank you card or color a picture to give to a veteran. It means so much to veterans to be remembered –especially by children…They are the future. 



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ABOUT STACIE AND CARRIE STOELTING 

Operation Honor Heroes is being led by Stacie and Carrie Stoelting, sisters and millennials who love God and country. Whether singing for U.S. presidents from a young age or launching national outreach events for veterans, Stacie and her sister, Carrie Beth, have desired to share God’s love and hope in order to unite the USA in a positive way. Their touching personal stories propel them to reach out with passion and their enthusiasm is contagious. Their previous work includes leading Operation Military Christmas and the Honor a Hero Campaign. Stacie and Carrie have been endorsed by various national leaders/celebrities and their work has been repeatedly featured by major media. Stacie and Carrie have recorded two albums, Heavenly and In God We Still Trust. They are the authors of Unite the USA: Discover the ABCs of Patriotism