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Honoring Our Military Heroes on Independence Day | Coffee-mate + Operation Homefront #CMSalutingHeroes #shop


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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?


24 comments:

  1. As the wife of a retired Air Force Veteran, I love this so much!

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  2. Sometimes it's the simple things that make the most difference in someone's life! I cannot imagine what some of these vets go through and see in their time in the military but I know I'm so thankful to all of them for their dedication and sacrifices to keep us free :)

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  3. That is so great, what a fantastic way to support!

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  4. We will be spending a day at the base pool freedom bash! :)

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  5. What a great way to support our hero's. I sometimes take a coffee out on the deck and just Thank God and our military that I am free to have a beautiful life. Thanks to their unselfishness.

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  6. Thanks to your brother for his service. It's nice to find time to spend with family.

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  7. Oh, I love this! I have to have Coffee-mate in my coffee every day. I will be on the look-out for these bottles!

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  8. I love this post! What a fantastic way to support!

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  9. Having a son that just got done with his 4 year commitment to the Marine Corp I truly know the meaning of a soldier exchanging his/her freedom in order for us to have ours. My husband was in the Army for 8 years and my father fought in Vietnam while in the Marine Corp. I think this is such a great way to show support for our Military members!

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  10. My husband is a Veteran as well as many other members of our family. My son is serving in the Air Force now. Supporting our Military men and women and their families is so important. Such a beautiful post.

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  11. I love this brand in my iced coffee, so yummy!

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  12. I love Coffee Mate and this bottle is just my style..I need to get me one!

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  13. What a great way to support the very special people that are make up the military. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. So glad your brother is okay after all he's been through. We can never thank our military hero's enough for all that they do! My father was a WW2 vet but he is no longer with us. This 4th we will be hosting a BBQ to honor him and all of the brave men and women who serve this country. Bless them all.

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  15. We love Coffee-mate! We've always got the liquid in our fridge. I think this is an awesome campaign, glad we love the French vanilla so I have a reason to buy more!

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  16. Operation Homefront sounds amazing. We are huge Coffee-mate lovers... I am so happy to hear that they joined this amazing campaign.

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  17. I think it's awesome they are doing this! It's the only brand creamer I buy!

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  18. I loved reading this story about your brother. Thank God for him and others that fight for our freedom. So happy to hear that this campaign is going on!

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  19. I've never heard of Operation Home Front before this. Thank God for programs to honor and bless on those who have sacrificed much for our safety and well being.

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  20. How good that Nestle Coffee-mate's has partnered with Operation Homefront to support military and their families. They do so much for us and should be appreciated.

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  21. I love companies that support our troops and their families. And Operation Homefront is such a great group to partner with to do it.

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  22. I thank your brother for his service as a Marine! Such a great way to salute him. My brother is currently in the Marines and I try to thank him as much as possible. #client

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