In the next month with the help of John Cornegge from ThinkOrange Media we are going to be launching the "International Wall Of Gratitude" on Thankasoldier.net
Last year on YouTube we launched "The Gratitude Project" which had an amazing response but also took over six months to create the series of ten YouTube videos. On YouTube recently we also launched "Operation You Are Not Alone" a PTSD awareness campaign to let our men and women returning from deployment that its ok to ask for help.
In the next few months there will be many soldiers returning home to their families and I thought it would be nice to do another project with people holding "Welcome Home" signs.
That being said I am going to be combining all these efforts in to one group photo album on Thankasoldier.net
Thank You & Welcome Home Photos : Similar to what people sent for "The Gratitude Project" users can post photos holding Thank You signs and Welcome Home signs, and also post a brief message as well as their location if they wish to do so. Users will have to login via Facebook to post photos but do not have to sign up for a username and password on the website.
Family Member Tributes : If users have lost any loved ones or friends serving overseas they can post their photo with a small write up about them and other users will have the option to leave a message of condolence to the family if they choose to do so. The few family members of fallen soldiers I have talked to about this like this idea as they can post their favorite photo of their loved one to show a different side of them. This will also make the Wall Of Gratitude something truly special
Operation You Are Not Alone : Due to the fact that it took almost six months to create The Gratitude Project YouTube series, all photos I have received for this I will be posting on this page and helping to spread the awareness of Operational Stress & PTSD
Online Gallery : If people don't have the access to take a photo for this page and just want to post a message of thanks to our troops they can select from a gallery of photos that will be preloaded to the website to choose from.
With every photo people will have the option to "Like" and share on Facebook & Twitter pages and will be 100% user interactive.
If you would like to submit a photo prior to the this page being launched you can send them to submissions@Thankasoldier.net
Thank You and stay tuned