“Here at TPL, we couldn’t think of a better time to reach out and say thank you to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line in order to protect our great country,” said Shannon Caskey, director of development, True Patriot Love. “We are so proud of how people have come together to share and express their thanks so far, and we look forward to seeing more messages of gratitude over the next few days.”
Everyday TPL communication staff are posting daily ‘Thank You’ posts on their Facebook page for Canadians to ‘share’, ‘like’ or ‘comment’ on.
Because the campaign is on social media it does not matter where people live, they can express their thanks to the Canadian military, families and veterans for the sacrifices they make and the work that they do.
“This is such a simple, yet effective, campaign and we couldn’t have thought of a better time to do it other than Canada Day. We wanted to use this time, when Canadians are feeling particularly proud and patriotic, to share words and messages of gratitude to our Armed Forces across the country, “ said Amy Simmonds, communications coordinator, True Patriot Love.
Simmonds is also asking people to say ‘thank you’ messages in the form of a photo and a sign, using #TPLCanadaDay. She then encourages people to share the posts for others to see. It is a time to recognize that freedom has been paid for by the efforts of the CAF, and CAF families and they deserve to be recognized.
On Friday July 3, 2015, TPL staff will share a collage of all the ‘Thank You!’ that people expressed, so troops, vets, and families can see just how grateful Canadians are for everything they do.
True Patriot Love Foundation is a national charity that honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans and their families in both times of peace and conflict. TPL funds unique programs and innovative research in the areas of mental health, physical rehabilitation, family support and veteran transition. TPL is also committed to changing the conversation about our nation’s veterans, hosting an annual multinational symposium and organizing ambitious global expeditions.
For more information, please visit the True Patriot Love Foundation website.
To participate in the True Patriot Love #TPLCanadaDay campaign, please visit their Facebook page.
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