Race For A Soldier and the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation represented well at the 2015 Maritime Gig Parade on June 6th. We are so grateful to Race For A Soldier and Swing For A Soldier sponsor Harnish Family Subaru who donated the Big and Bad Chevy as we handed out 2,000 American flags to enthusiastic recipients; we could easily have used twice as many!
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For our third year in a row, the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation is going to attend the USO Northwest Red, White & Blue Golf Classic. Come "swing" on by to meet learn more about our events this year, including our own Golf Tournament, the 2015 Swing For A Soldier to be held at the Auburn Golf Course on August 21st!
We are happy to announce the Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation will be participating in the Maritime Gig Festival parade on June 6th, 2015, and once again one of our major sponsors, Subaru of Puyallup, will reprise their role by loaning us another fine truck for the parade. So for a second year in a row, thanks to the Harnish Auto Family, we'll be able to spread the word on the race, the upcoming Swing
Please join us in a National Moment of Remembrance for all the men and women of our Armed Forces who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for our country. From the civil war to our latest conflict — Operation Enduring Freedom — more than 1,243,808 service men and women have died defending the very freedoms we are privileged to share.
On this Memorial day, please reach out to our Soldiers with honor and thanks for the very important job they do in protecting the United States of America.
President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.
We had a very special Armed Forces Day this year, as our friends at USO Northwest and the Tacoma Rainiers invited us out to share our message with some fans, pass out some information, and watch an exciting game of baseball. There's just something about meeting so many kind and generous people while hearing the sounds of America's pastime! Plus, it's not everyday you get to hug a big happy Rhubarb!