This post was sponsored by Baskin-Robbins but as always, my opinion and my gratitude this Veteran's Day is my own.
As you know, two of my brothers have served in the military. One is still active duty and is career Special Forces. My other brother was in the National Guard and was injured during his first deployment to Iraq in 2003 and is now a disabled veteran. This Veteran's Day I am extra humbled.
Last Monday, I gave my brother a ride to the VA hospital. Typically when I have taken him, I drop him off and he will text me to come back for him but because he was being seen on an urgent issue, I opted to stay inside the ER waiting room while he gets taken care of. Sitting there, I was humbled. I was reminded just how much our soldiers have given to our country.
Many gave their lives.
Many gave their minds.
Many gave their physical abilities, their limbs, their brains, etc.
Many came from the streets because they were sick and needed medicine, some coming in because they were out their medications, whatever the reason- many walked through the door.Men and women alike. Young and old. Physically disabled or mentally ill. Some with healthy bodies but minds that need a little bit of peace.
When I learned that in honor of Veterans, Baskin-Robbins will donate 11 cents from every ice cream scoop sold on Veterans Day to the USO in honor of all service members, veterans and their families, I hopped on the opportunity to share this with YOU, my readers.
What is the USO?
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For nearly 75 years, the USO, a private, nonprofit organization, has served the men and women in the U.S. military and their families throughout their service – from the moment they join, through their deployments and as they transition back to their communities. Learn more about the USO at uso.org.
Praline and Butter Pecan are my old stand by flavors and Baskin-Robbins always kills it. The rich, creamy ice cream and flavors that send you in to ecstasy are golden standards.
How can you help support the USO and our Veterans? Visit your local Baskin-Robbins on November 11th and purchase your favorite scoops of ice cream and 11 cents from every scoop will be donated to the USO in honor of all service members, veterans and their families.
Baskin-Robbins is teaming up with the USO to support more than 1.3 million active duty service members around the world by encouraging guests to take a moment out of their day to say thank you.
YOU can text THANKYOU to 50555 and send a message to our servicemen and women
Also, you can totally get your ice cream in a CAMO waffle cone or bowl!
Baskin-Robbins will also celebrate the military community all month long with a special Camouflage Waffle Cone and Waffle Bowl, which are decorated green, brown and tan. Enjoy these freshly-baked waffle cones with any of their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors, including classics like Pralines ‘n Cream, Rocky Road and seasonal favorites like Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Almond and Fudge Brownie.
Oh yes, I will be making a trip on Veteran's Day for my camo cone AND make sure to help raise funds for the USO!
Be sure to visit Baskin-Robbins on Veterans Day and help support the USO and text THANKYOU to 50555 to thank our servicemen and servicewomen!