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Military roots runs deep in my family. From my uncles and both grandpas to my cousins and siblings. But none have impacted me more than my little sister’s service to her country. Cortney started her life after high school in the Navy as a corpsman, which took her to North Carolina for a number of years. When she completed her term, she moved back to our hometown and became a police officer while completing her time as a reserve. She met her husband in the reserves and after they became pregnant, she left her career as a police officer to become a full time mother and Marine Corps wife. My sister is my best friend and I’ve been blessed to have her close (she’s been in San Diego – only a few hours drive – for some years now), but recently her husband was transferred to North Carolina, which is a much longer drive than three hours from my SoCal home.
Being away from my sister is hard and being apart from my niece and nephew is even harder. I’m thankful for technology; we keep in touch through an app where we can video chat daily to one another, but one of my favorite ways to connect with my sister and her family is through little care packages. Inspired by the Dollar General, USO, and Coca-Cola™ partnership to, “Share an ice cold Coke with military heroes!”, I put together a little box for my personal heroes.
I started with a plain brown box I found at my local Dollar General.
And added some blue construction paper to the flaps.
And then some red before I embellished it with some patriotic stickers and wrote a sweet and simple little note.
I filled it with goodies I know are some of my sister’s favorites and special toys that I know my niece and nephew will love.
When I was done, I pulled out one of the Dollar General exclusive LIMITED EDITION Share a Coke® cans I’d picked up along with the care package goodies. Only when I was pulling it out, I realized that there was more than one can that described my incredible little sister. I just had to hop into our app and send her a little video of me thanking her for her service and telling her how super cool I think she is that she has two cans and not just one that was made just for her.
Please join me along with Dollar General, the USO, and Coca-Cola by helping to reach a goal of sending 25K messages of love, support, and gratitude to our nation’s service members and their families. The message you send will go directly to service members around the world. You can also help by buying the exclusive 5-can limited edition series highlighting: Veteran, Service Member, Military Spouse, Military Mom, and Military Dad.
Write and send your message through the Destination Coke website and to learn about more ways you can help support the USO.