"National Hug a G. I. Day"

Did you know that Sunday, March 4th, is National Hug a G. I. Day? In 1996, “Hug a G. I. Day” was created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. She selected this day because it was a military command to salute and celebrate the men and women, who risk their lives for our country and our freedoms. Service members perform an invaluable service to our country and we could never thank them enough. This is something everyone can embrace. The men and women in our armed forces deserve our thanks and appreciation.

On this Sunday, March 4th , gather around your servicemen and women and give them a hug. It’s a simple way to show your support. Find a G.I. you know and give them a great big hug. With a pat on the back or warm handshake, be sure to show both past and present, G.I.s a little appreciation. If your G.I. is too far away to give a hug? Send him or her a text, e-mail, phone or Skype them. A simple hug is a small thanks for this vital service to our country. If you would like to know more about this holiday, a link has been provided.

http://adriennesiouxkoopersmith.blogspot.com/2013/02/hug-gi-day-1996-ask-style-celebrating.html

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