Do you have plans this 4th of July Weekend? Maybe you are attending a picnic or a parade, a rodeo or a car show. Many of you may be attending an old fashioned ice-cream social or an outdoor craft show. No matter what your plans for the day may bring, most of you will all find a quiet spot to sit and watch the fireworks, or throw a party of your to light up the sky. Amongst all the activities, I ask this week that you take time to think about our men and women who are serving our country at this very moment. Then I ask that you take a moment to think of their families.
With the 4th of July upon us, I wanted to take a moment to share a special Etsy Team with you. They are the Homefront Team. The Homefront Team is comprised of etsy shop owners that are spouses and significant others of members of the uniformed services.
The Homefront Team Blog describes the team better than I can. "We are male and female, of all ages and several different nationalities and are located, quite literally, worldwide! Our one common thread is that we are personally involved in supporting our countries on a day-in, day-out basis. Without prejudice, or regard for religion, race, nationality or political views, we keep the homefires burning and our families together, no matter how far apart we are."
Whether you are Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves or Retired, the value of having a strong support system on the homefront has been recognized and revered for decades.
So while you are hanging that American Flag with pride at your next picnic, take a moment to remember those who have served in the past and those serving now who have brought you the simple everyday freedoms that we so often take for granted in our day to day lives.
Please take a moment to visit the Etsy homepage and search Homefront Team. If you like like what you see posted here, please visit these homefront team shops: For the Freedom and Liberty flag, please visit WanderingWhimsies. For the Proud Military Spouse Dog Tags, please visit TheTaffyBox. For the adorable Deployment Bear, please visit camillam.