As we dwindle down to the last days of 2013, looking back at all Boot Campaign has accomplished over this past year is something we can all smile about as Auld Lang Syne rings in the New Year.

My first-hand experience with the Boot Campaign Back Yard Makeover is something I’ll never forget–as we gave a Veteran and his family a grassy haven to enjoy and make memories with his wife and children–but that was merely one of the ways we raised awareness, patriotism and help support the various Boot Campaign initiatives that honor and assist our military.

So many hands and hearts play a part in all that Boot Campaign accomplishes for our veterans. Tremendous gratitude goes out to each one of you, but to fully understand how grateful we are for you, more than saying “thank you,” perhaps seeing a few of the personal sentiments sent to us will put in perspective the magnitude of the lives we have touched. The Boot Girls have shared notes of thanks that I’d like to share with you…

From all of us at Boot Campaign, Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season, and a Joyful 2014!

“I cannot express how appreciative and THANKFUL I am for the Boot Campaign…I was at my lowest low and was very uncertain of my future…Despite reaching out to other Veteran Organizations no other group was able or willing to help me out with my situation…Please express my Thanks and Gratitude to the Board! I will continue to promote the Boot Campaign anyway I can, it’s such a unique and wonderful organization. The people I have come in contact with are truly genuine and care about the Veterans they serve. Thank you for all that you and your staff do!” – Mike

“I am a Soldier, and I dedicated my run today to all those who have boots on the ground. Boot Campaign, thanks for everything y’all do!” – Andie

“I would just like to thank y’all for everything y’all do. I am currently serving and think what y’all do is great. I really was moved when I saw a tweet about wearing our boots in honor of Chief Chris Kyle.” – Glenn

“I wanted to reach out and say thank you for your selfless acts of kindness and appreciation of soldiers. May God bless each and every one of you…” Amy

“I was so excited to participate in the campaign…I can’t tell you how proud you make me feel when I see the work that you do. I wish you had a local branch so I could work with your company.” – Maria

“I love this cause!! So proud to be able to be apart of something so wonderful! My husband is in the United States Navy for nearly 10 years, serving in Iraq, Kuwait & Afghanistan. He missed a lot of his daughters’ life to ensure her future. I love what you guys are doing.” – April

“I wanted to thank all of y’all whom are personally involved with your charity…I can tell you that my life is personally changed, FOR THE BETTER. Thank you for your service!” – Christopher

“Just wanted to thank you all for your support of the military and their families. I have so much respect for you all…Keep up the amazing work and job that you do. You will all be in my prayers.” – Laci

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