Military Appreciation Day 9/16 vs. Cincinnati(Bring items for care packages)

Often these events don’t receive the type of publicity they deserve at NC State athletic events, so please take the time to read this information about a great cause.

Link to website here.

The Back Home Box Foundation will partner with NC State and the Wolfpack Club at the annual Military Appreciation Day Football Game on Sept 16.

NC State vs Cincinnati on Thursday, Sept 16 is Military Appreciation day at Carter Finley Stadium, and for the third year The Back Home Box Foundation is happy to partner with NC State football fans and the Wolfpack Club in collecting items to ship to our servicemen and servicewomen deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

We will have tables inside on the concourse at Gate 3 West Main, Gate 6 Murphy Center, Gate 9 East Side, and Gate 13 North at Fan Zone. Look for the flags and the signs.

Please click on the wish list to see what the troops need and miss. If you don’t have time to shop, any funds contributed will be used for postage for the Care Packages.

Last year the items and funds contributed enabled the Back Home Box Foundation to ship 437 Care Packages. We’d love to do more this year.

If you can, please write a note to a soldier and include your regular mail address and e-mail address so you can hear back from these brave young men and women. We’ll make sure to include them in the Care Packages.

These are special men and women, and they need to know they have our support. God Bless Them All.

Link to soldiers’ wish list.


8 Responses to Military Appreciation Day 9/16 vs. Cincinnati(Bring items for care packages)

  1. DividedWeFall 09/13/2010 at 10:50 PM #

    My best friend is an Army Ranger Lieutenant and is currently on leave from Afghanistan. He always wanted to play for the Pack, and I’m proud to say that he and I will be in attendance, cheering like crazy in the student section.

  2. NCSUPackfan 09/13/2010 at 11:06 PM #

    Anyone know if they are doing a fly over at the game?

    I’m coming up from Tallahassee, so if someone knows of a ticket that would be going to waste let me know.

    Go Pack!!!

  3. ncsumi 09/14/2010 at 12:12 AM #

    Thanks Daily Update and SFN for highlighting this. I am proud of my alma mater for often taking the time to honor our service members as well as many other worthy causes.

    The wish list is great and the troops will appreciate anything you send. My favorite was baby wipes and especially those portable charmin packs. There is nothing that feels better than clean. However, the best thing you give those young men and women is the awareness that they are loved and appreciated.

    Those that fought and served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam and other conflicts are my heroes. Many, if not most, were thrust into a difficult situation and they produced amazing results. My generation willingly joined to “Be all we could be” but the threat was generally not immediate but more surreal.

    This generation (specifically those who joined after 12 Sept 01) astounds me. Each and everyone one of them voluntarily joined knowing full well that they would be going into harm’s way. If you ask them, the stated motivation for joining will be unique for each individual, but common for all is the sheer fortitude it took to raise that right hand and put their self-interest aside for a time for a greater good.

    Your show of support at the game Thursday — or wherever you see fit — will be greatly appreciated and hard-earned.

  4. Wufpacker 09/14/2010 at 2:41 AM #

    ^ Very, VERY, well said.

  5. Hooman42 09/14/2010 at 6:44 AM #

    GREAT idea and show of support. I am new to the city but really enjoy being in “WOLFPACK” territory. Great spirit and a college town. I guess that we can bring items from the “wish list” or make a donation at the game. What about writing a couple of letters to our American Heroes and leaving them at the table? Will they send them with the packages? I know that it is always great to get something from back home but especially nice to get a letter or note when you are deployed so far from your family and friends.

  6. WolftownVA81 09/14/2010 at 7:41 AM #

    Thanks Daily for this article and thanks to NCSU for having this event. Our son just left for Afganistan this past week. Wish we could be there but just couldn’t get away from work mid week to make the trip. Also thanks in advance to all those who will make contributions. In my 20 years of AF service, I didn’t have to deploy a single time to a hostile environment. We had been out of Vietnam for several years and though I too was a volunteer, no one thought we’d be going to war again anytime soon. I also have a lot of respect for the youth of today who know the deal and join anyway. God Bless our troops.

  7. LRM 09/14/2010 at 7:56 AM #

    Uh, you spelled “Apprecitation” wrong.

  8. GAWolf 09/14/2010 at 8:41 AM #

    NCSUMI: Thank you for your service to our country.

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