This picture was taken a couple of years ago by our loyal service people in Iraq who love Honeycrisp apples. They were the start of "Operation Apple".
Each year at Christmas it is these faces that I think of. The Brave men and Woman far from Home doing the best to be their best. For what? For our Freedom and for the opportunity for others to be free like us. It is the thought that maybe my Grand Children and theirs may not have to fight wars, because of their service.
So it seems that that getting a taste of home and looking forward to something coming makes them happy. I hope that this group now is safe at home with their families for the Holidays. For those that aren't I hope that many people take advantage of our program called "Operation Apple". Note: If ordering Honeycrisp for someone you know serving order "Fancy" grade. Cheaper and we automatically upgrade to extra fancy.
We don't seek contributions but each time someone contributes enough for a case of apples we seek out the the name and apo/fpo of someone in Theatre and send them a case to share with their buddies. We are honored when people just take advantage of the free shipping. It is our little way to give back to those and their families who give up so much for us each day.
I say Hello out to my old Honeycrisp eating Military friends in this picture. My family sends our thoughts and prayers to all that serve this Holiday Season. May God Bless. May you all come home soon, safe and proud.
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