Folks – the “official” fundraiser finishes tomorrow, but don’t let that artificial calendar mark stop you from adding CWtT to your holiday contribution list.  Attached below is one more reason to for pitching in to this worthy cause:

Thanks to all of you for the multitude of posts about Cooking with the Troops.  As a final push we have some good news to throw out there.  Cooking with the Troops 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.

So let’s use this to push for a great finish to this worthwhile project.
Again, thanks to you all – you’ve been more than generous with your blogs and your time.  We can’t tell you how much your participation has meant or how appreciative we are for it.
CwtT thanks you and wishes you and your loved one a wonderful and fulfilling Thanksgiving.
Best wishes to all for a blessed Thanksgiving and let’s remember that giving thanks, at all times and in all places is something we should regularly practice.