First, a Thanksgiving hymn courtesy of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, who do a majestic job singing “Come Ye Thankful People Come”:
Today is the last day of the Cooking with the Troops Fund-raiser, and I have some good news to share. CWTT has been tapped for a great honor.
I imagine that few who read this will not know the name Richard D. “Dick” Winters. While the movie Band of Brothers made him famous, he was already well known within the military community for his outstanding leadership. His accomplishments make him an excellent exemplar for all the outstanding leadership shown on D-Day and beyond by those who led men in combat, which is the basis for the Richard D. Winters Leadership Project of the WWII Foundation.
As part of this effort, a statue of Dick Winters is being dedicated on 6 June 2012 in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy, with a reception afterwards at the Utah Beach Museum. It is an honor and a pleasure to tell you that Cooking with the Troops will be providing the refreshments at the reception. Our goal is not just to provide tasty and appropriate food and drink to those attending, but to involve as many veterans-to-chefs and troops/vets interested in culinary/hospitality careers as possible.
We will not be able to do this without your help. Please help us help the current generation even as we honor those who served before.
Your donations make it possible for CWTT to engage in activities like this one. Please give generously.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!