Right now I want to talk about something that comes close to my heart. While my husband never did make it to Iraq in the time that he served, I know the anxiety that affects the wives and husbands of those who are serving. You never know when they may be called up to go to the war. I have two brothers in law that have been to Iraq and one who has to return later this year. So many of our brave soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.
The Sweethearts brand, for the first time in 140 years, has extended their conversation hearts beyond Valentine's Day to their new line of Red, White and You Sweethearts. They have messages that include "Brave One," "My Hero," "Miss You," "Proud of U" and others. These are truly messages of encouragement and inspiration.
In order to support our troops who are serving, the USO created the Operation USO Care Package program. It has distributed more than 1.5 million care packages and continues to distribute around 25,000 packages every month to our troops around the world. The Sweethearts brand is supporting this effort. The purchase of their products makes this continually possible. Please show your support to our men and women who are courageously fighting by making a donation of $25 or more at USO.ORG/Sweethearts