We are working to remind people what Memorial Day is all about and that while they are enjoying the company of their families, there are many military families who are handling the loss of a loved one that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
San Diego (PRWEB) May 24, 2013
In honor of Memorial Day, a unique social media campaign hopes to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by families who have lost loved ones that served in the military. After all, Memorial Day is more than just a day off and is not really about cookouts and car sales.
Organized by Special Ops Survivors, the goal of the #ThankYouCampaign is to get people thinking about the real meaning of Memorial Day and make the topic trend on Twitter and other social media, as well as around the picnic tables this holiday weekend.
“We are working to remind people what Memorial Day is all about and that while they are enjoying the company of their families, there are many military families who are handling the loss of a loved one that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” says Elizabeth Brown, executive director of Special Ops Survivors.
Taking part in the campaign is simple. People are asked to take their own “Thank You” photo which can be as simple as holding a sign that says “Thank You” or something more creative to show their support and their personalities. Photos can then be “Tweeted” with the hashtag #ThankYouCampaign or they can be posted to the campaign’s Facebook page. More information and printable thank you signs and coloring sheets are available on the campaign’s website at ThankYouCampaign.org.
Corporations, celebrities and public figures are also being urged to join the campaign and say “Thank You” to the families of fallen military heroes.
The #ThankYouCampaign will focus on Memorial Day each year, but organizers hope it will be an ongoing effort “because every day should be a day we remember the families of our fallen military heroes and the sacrifices they made for us,” says Brown.
Special Ops Survivors is organizing the campaign but will is looking for additional nonprofit organizations that serve the families of the fallen and want to join as campaign partners.
The campaign was created by SHOESTRING (the nonprofit’s agency) as a public service.
To learn more and join the campaign, go to:
ABOUT SPECIAL OPS SURVIVORS
Special Ops Survivors (formerly the United Warrior Survivor Foundation) is the only organization exclusively dedicated to serving surviving spouses of active duty Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Special Operations personnel who have died in combat or training since September 11, 2001. The mission of Special Ops Survivors is to embrace and empower surviving spouses of Special Operations personnel to help them build a future that their fallen heroes would have wanted for them. Special Ops Survivors focuses on serving the unmet needs of surviving spouses by complementing the assistance provided by other organizations. The nonprofit organization relies on donations from the public, which can be made at SpecialOpsSurvivors.org.