Sunday, September 20, 2009


A few months ago I received an envelope in the mail addressed to me from the U.S. Army. I was not only surprised by the contents, but truly humbled. I found a Freedom Team Salute Certificate of Appreciation and a letter from General George W. Casey, Jr.!

I accept this wonderful salute on your behalf, in your honor. There would be no Eric's Goal without all of you who have collected, contributed, sorted and packed all of the donations we have received over the past few years.

An Army lapel pin was also enclosed and I wear this pin with pride as it was offered: "as a statement of our shared commitment to support America's Soldiers."

Thank you all for your generosity and kindness in supporting our American military and the children of this world. Together we can make a difference.

1 comment:

Lindsey Brothers (U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute) said...


I am so happy to read that you liked your commendation! If you can think of any other Army supporters that you think should receive a U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute commendation please feel free to nominate them at Additionally, yesterday we launched our official Facebook page. I wanted to invite you to check it out and perhaps become a fan if you'd like. We will be posting updates regularly. Perhaps you will see opportunities to network with fellow fans or join us at any of our events! If you are a member of Facebook just search "U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute." There are several pages on Facebook titled this (done by our volunteers) but the official one has "Welcome to the official U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Facebook page," at the top. Again, thank you so much for your support and for your hard work collecting soccer gear for the children in Iraq!!