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We often forget the true reason of Independence Day as we get caught up in the excitement of a day off of work to head to the beach or BBQ. I know I do. I really shouldn't considering my brother is a Marine veteran and has done so much already in his young years. In honor of our military heroes, Nestle Coffee-mate has partnered with Operation Homefront to provide support for military families with their specially designed bottles now available at Walmart.
My brother loves coffee and I thought it would be a treat to surprise him with the patriotic stars and stripes on the French Vanilla Coffee-mate liquid creamer bottle. You can also purchase the same design on the Hazelnut liquid creamer and original powder creamer from Walmart from Memorial Day through Independence Day (while supplies last).
Although my brother lives about 45 minutes away from me, it is difficult to meet up often due to our busy schedules. I decided it would be nice for the kids to spend time with him so we headed to the Nature Center for some exploration before a birthday lunch. During college, my brother joined the Marines and ended up going to fight in Iraq. It was so stressful on my mother when he came back with some health issues...especially since she never envisioned him going into war. Even after several medical procedures that were life threatening, he remained a Marine. At that time, I was excited when he would send me trinkets from his travels i.e. jewelry, toys, etc. After many years passed and hearing the devastating stories of what he did and saw, I really give military heroes much props.
It's because of our soldiers fighting for our freedom that we can go about our usual days whether it be going to work, taking care of our children, thinking about what vacations to take and much more, without the fear of our country being attacked. Nestle Coffee-mate's partnership with Operation Homefront is huge in that so many military families will receive the support not otherwise available to them.
For a civilian like me, just knowing that the simple gesture of supporting a great company who in turn supports another, is rewarding. After a fun hike through the Nature Center with my kiddos, we treated my brother to a birthday lunch, followed by a great cup of coffee with Nestle Coffee-mate. I even let him take the bottle home to enjoy!
How are you celebrating and honoring our military heroes this Independence Day? Will you be enjoying Nestle Coffee-mate with your coffee? Have you heard of Operation Homefront?