America Supports You

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The America Supports You banner leads National Freedom Walk participants onto the Memorial Bridge toward Arlington, Virginia. The third annual walk commemorated the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack and honored military veterans, past and present

America Supports You is a United States Department of Defense program that provides opportunities for citizens to show their support for the U.S. armed forces. The program was launched in 2004 in an effort to highlight citizen support for U.S. military men and women.

America Supports You connects individuals, organizations, and companies to hundreds of non-profit support groups, called homefront groups, offering a variety of support services to the military community. The homefront groups provide support in many ways, including writing letters and e-mails, sending care packages, offering scholarships, and helping wounded service men and women when they return home. The America Supports You program also connects military service members and their families to homefront groups that provide assistance.

Dozens of corporations, recognized on the program’s website, are also America Supports You supporters.

Controversy[edit]

In May 2006, The New York Times reported on allegations that money had been improperly moved from the Stars and Stripes newspaper budget to fund the public relations program. In October 2007, Stars and Stripes reported "documents obtained Friday show that Stars and Stripes awarded a $499,000 purchase agreement in July 2006 for a public relations firm".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stripes part of America Supports You audit | Stars and Stripes". Stripes.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 

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