Monday, January 2, 2012

Worth 1000 words?

Here are some of our favorite photos we've received to our email in the past few years

Hope you enjoy


   We received this photo for "The Wall Of Gratitude from a Girl Guide troops in the USA who got pretty creative with their cookies.

Sidney Crosby from the Pittsburgh Penguins took time from his day with The Stanley Cup and shared it our Armed Forces & Navy.

 Sidney Crosy with The Stanley Cup and some of our military

This lady sent us this photo for "The Gratitude Project" and she is signing out "Thank You 

The day that Gene Simmons featured "The Gratitude Project" on his website was probably the biggest thing to ever happen to our page & site it's grown like wildfire since then

Bird on an Afghan wire 

Canadian Country artist Jason McCoy sending a message to our troops via our Gratitude Project 

I met this veteran on Remembrance Day 2010 and the photo below is of a wreath that the mother of a fallen soldier had made up to lay at the memorial.

Received the above photo from a military wive......... no words needed here

The Memorial Drive crosses in Calgary, Alberta lists the name of every fallen soldier from Calgary

Even our pets can "Support Our Troops"

This photo was sent to me from a lady in the USA for July 1st, 2011 they had the flag in the eagles cage and she was able to capture this moment.

This photo was sent to me by a soldiers wife and the photo was taken the day before this Canadian soldier was to deploy to Afghanistan.  He took his son for a little man to man talk before he left.

An early "Wall Of Gratitude" photo :)


  1. Dave you have brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eyes ... all at the same time ... THANK YOU my friend ...

  2. Best photos ever!!! So glad there is a website like this!!! Keep it up!

  3. My Hero, My Husband, My Life

    "I pledge allegiance to my country, and my heart to my soldier who defends it."

    Loving a soldier is a high price to pay,loving him truly is hard when he's away.
    It's being alone with nothing to hold;it's being young, but feeling old;
    it's having him whisper his love for you;it's whispering back that you love him too.
    There comes a kiss and a promise for more,as his plane slowly rises to soar;
    reluctantly, painfully, letting him go,while your insides are dying from wanting him so,
    watching him leave with eyes full of tears,standing alone with your hopes, dreams and fears.
    It's sending a letter with the stamp upside down,to a far away love in a far away town.
    It's going to church to kneel and pray,and really meaning the things that you say.
    Being in love will foster your dreams,of that far away soldier your mind fairly beams.
    Days go by, no mail for a spell,you wait for some word to hear that he's well.
    Then a letter arrives, and you've given in,to open his letter and read it with a grin,
    yes, he is well and misses you so,it's filled with the love you wanted to know.
    Weeks are like months, and months are like years,you wait for the day when you'll have no more fears.
    Days go by slowly, how many have passed?Yes, loving a soldier brings bitterness and fears,loneliness, sadness and despondent years.
    Loving a soldier isn't much fun,but it's worth the price when the battle is won;
    and remember he is thinking of you everyday,he's sad and he's lonely while so far away;
    so love him and miss him and hold your head high,be strong and have faith, wipe that tear from your eye.
    It's the high price you pay for loving a soldier.