Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Girl Scouts Join Operation Honor Cards

The White House Blog reports that First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden have met with military families, learned about their successes and challenges, and made it their priority to support them through an initiative called Joining Forces. Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.

Operation Honor Cards, inspired by the First Lady's Joining Forces campaign, is the joint project of Blue Star Families, the American Red Cross, and ServiceNation: Mission Serve. The program aims to create an atmosphere of 'shared service' and a WWII sense of 'all give some' by encouraging Americans to perform service in honor of military families and veterans. Together, Girl Scout troop 2255 and Boy Scout troop 888 chose to do a community service learning project that was not only worthy of the time and effort, but also a great deal of fun. The kids chose to do Operation Honor Card and commit community service hours in the name of soldiers recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Documentary filmmaker Chris Barrett captured the Scouts on film, watch the video below: