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Salute to American Heroes 10 – “Nothing is Impossible”

Our last Salute to American Heroes for a while will be October 19, 2023! Please save the date. We are very excited to have an internationally-known Wounded/Recovering Veteran be our Special Guest for our final year — Hari Budha Magar, former Royal British Gurkha fighter and renowned Disabled Rights advocate. Hari is a double above-the-knee […]

Salute 9

Salute to American Heroes 9 – the NASCAR Year!

It was a “One in a Million” year. Unilever sponsored a NASCAR Xfinity Race Car with JR Motorsports and the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon image raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 28. Well, our driver, Justin Allgaier, made it to our Gala, even if only briefly for a few hours, since he had to be in Miami, […]

RACE – 19 Team shot JRM front

RACE CAR Weekend

Mooresville, NC, 26 May — An Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon team of military Veterans and their caregivers/family and a core group of Volunteers spent several days in NC visiting the JR Motorsports Shop, touring a local lake on a dinner cruise and attending the ALSCO 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Xfinity race. The reason? […]



From the FRONT: 9 May

We wanted to reach to thank you for our first set of packages. The fig bars are great and created a lot of happy (and full) Soldiers. We are very thankful for your team and partners’ generosity. We hope you can share these photos with them as a way to show our appreciation. v/r Luke


From the FRONT: 6 May

Excerpt from an email we just received from one of our SF teams heading to parts unknown. We often supply them before they leave as most don’t have access to email, regular dining facilities and most stay in very austere environments:

Mr Allan/Alan,

I have successfully received ALL packages in perfect timing; everything was able to get packed in time, and we are all good to go.

I’ve said it a few times but I want to say it again: From the bottom of my heart and my team’s heart, you guys showed us a level of support like we have never seen. The amount of supplies you were able to provide for us was way beyond anything I could have asked for. For that we say thank you!!! I look forward to sending you guys pictures as our trip starts, and hope to meet you one day!!


From the FRONT: 3 Jan

Hi Lara, Our package from you arrived with our mail push two days ago and I am sorry that I haven’t written sooner. Our mail takes a long time to reach us here in (location redacted) but it is a huge morale boost when it does come through. I am very grateful for your thoughts and all of the supplies that you sent. Whenever I receive a box of supplies I always bring the company together in our CP to open and distribute the treats among the platoons. It goes a long way to making Soldiers’ day when they might not have gotten something from home. Beyond just getting something to snack on or have, these packages remind the Soldiers that there are more people back home than just their immediate family who care about them and appreciate what they are doing; they provide motivation and a drive to do the job.

I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas. We celebrated in the best way that we could but it is hard to truly get in the spirit of the holidays in an environment like this. We did have a great meal that was a mix of a little American food and local Kurdish food which is very different but delicious in its own way. Mostly, we were happy that all of the Soldiers were safe and at least able to call home and talk with their families as they opened presents.

Also, before I wrote this, I had a cigar with some of the guys in the company who smoke and WHAT A TREAT. Artuero Feuntes are some of my absolute favorites. It was fun to see some of the younger guys who have never had a good cigar before enjoying them. Thank you again for your support, it means a great deal. Thanks, 1SG C”