Meet the Veterans of 4P
It's no exaggeration to say we owe our freedom to United States veterans.
Just think how different our world would be today had not so many brave men and women fought for our country throughout the many decades.
The liberty we enjoy today in our everyday lives is because of them and the sacrifices they made. And that includes us here at 4Patriots, and what we do to help people become more self-sufficient.
Now, you may already know that our own Frank Bates served his country during the Vietnam War. And that Cade Courtney is a former Navy SEAL Platoon Commander.
But what you may not know are the number of other proud U.S. military veterans on our 4Patriots team. As well as the unsung heroes among our loyal 4Patriots customers and their families.
So our team took to social media. We reached out asking customers and veterans alike to share their stories and their shout outs regarding the proud men and women that serve this country. Both past and present.
But before we get to that, we here at 4Patriots wanted to share a few words from two of our very own proud veterans on what this holiday means to them.
From Frank Bates:
"I joined the Navy right out of college," Frank said. "Why did I go?
"It was what people who wanted to be able to hold their heads up high were supposed to do.
"Today, many of our brave young men and women are doing the exact same thing in various places around the globe.
"Some Americans today don't have the slightest clue what kind of sacrifice was made for them. Or what kind of sacrifices today's soldiers are making on their behalf. But fortunately, many do."
From Cade Courtley:
"The time I served in the SEAL Teams was the greatest experience of my life," Cade said.
"I'm honored to reply to anyone that thanks me for my service with, 'It was my pleasure and you were worth it!'
"This Veterans Day, try and reach out and thank as many who have served as possible.
"Most will probably reply the same way. A huge thanks to my brothers and sisters who have and are currently serving."
Veterans Day means many things to many people. From veteran family members to those who have served themselves.
Here are just some of the responses we received from those wishing to pass recognition and give thanks on this holiday:
"My Dad. Totally behind the scenes. Raised on a cattle ranch, he enlisted and was shipped off to the Philippines. My brother joined the Army just out of college, my husband is a veteran of the Vietnam War and his son is in the Air Force. God bless those who step up and stand up for America and our Land of Liberty." – Mary H.
"I am thankful for my Daddy. He is a retired Marine who served in the Vietnam War and saw things that most of us could not even imagine. He raised six children. When he retired, he joined our local police force and stayed on it until my Momma got sick (leukemia). He then took such great care of her. He is truly my hero." – Renee S.
Carrying on Family Traditions
"My husband, Jack, is my everything. He lived a year in Vietnam and was booed when he came home. He had stones thrown at him and was called 'baby killer.' He will always be my hero. And I will love him to the day I die." – Mary C.
"My husband, Don, was in Vietnam. He served 22 years in the Air Force and Army. After retirement, he volunteered as a service officer, helping vets get the benefits they need. He is 78 and still helping vets whenever he can. He is my hero." – LaVerne S.
"My nephew, CW3 Ryan Drouin, CH-47 pilot. Four tours in Afghanistan and two years in Iraq. Now he's a UH-60 MEDEVAC pilot, being deployed again." – Jay M.
Turning the Spotlight on America's Veterans this Holiday
Every day we here at 4Patriots look to give back to those who've given so much to us.
And with every 4Patriots Survival Food Kit you purchase, we donate a portion to charities that support our veterans and their families.
Including Operation Homefront, Fisher House, A Soldier's Child-Foundation and Team Rubicon.
You can feel good knowing that you're supporting our veterans while getting the peace of mind that comes from having a survival food stockpile.
Our most popular package is the 3-Month Survival Food Kit. And you can get it today with an easy monthly payment plan.
You can get the details right here