The USO is on a mission of connection because despite the many changes in our military over the decades, the central challenge of military life has not changed: Separation from the things most of us take for granted. That’s where we step in.
In a recent Blue Star Families survey, 90% of service members responded that they felt the American public doesn’t understand the sacrifices they make. An additional 37% stated that they felt the public doesn’t appreciate their service. We can change that statistic, together.
The USO keeps those who defend our freedoms connected to the things that matter most: family, home and country. During World War II, twelve percent of the U.S. population served in the military. Today, it’s less than one percent. As a result, staying connected is more important than ever, and the USO cannot do it alone.
The USO’s Campaign to Connect is aiming to send 1 million messages of support to our service members in their 75th Anniversary year. To do that, we need the support of every proud American. The best part is, it only takes a few moments of your time and a few kind words from your heart.
To take part all you have to do is take two simple steps:
- Visit uso.org/connects
- Submit your messages of support
That’s it. In no time at all the USO will have your message displayed in centers across the world. As our service members go about their day protecting us, all they will have to do is visit their USO center on base to see a groundswell of support from back home.
Want to do more? Share a personal message on your own social channels to service members and their families using #USOconnects or help spread the word – encourage friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to visit www.uso.org/connects and send their own message of support. Together, we can show our service members that we aren’t forgotten.