Military Child of the Week Salute – August 22, 2011
It’s Monday and that means it’s time for our Military Child of the Week Salute! Please let your military friends know about this salute and be sure to make nominations! The name of the child goes into a year end draw for an opportunity to win their very own General Sarge Military Build-A-Bear through the Gift-A-Bear Campaign.
Today we salute Arianna Carles who’s mother writes;
“I would like to nominate my daughter Arianna Carles for Military Child of the Week. She turned two years old on August 9th and it was her first birthday away from Mommy and Daddy. She is only two years old but she is my stone, my inspiration and what keeps me going. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
“Her Daddy, CS3 Branigan Carles is getting ready for a deployment in a few months on the USS Makin Island stationed in San Diego, CA and I am HM2 Mayra Carles stationed in San Diego, but currently away in Fort Dix, NJ in preparation for my deployment to Afghanistan.
“Arianna is living with her grandmother, in a new place making new friends and adjusting very well to so many changes our family has recently gone through. I know she’s young, but I know she’s a strong little girl.
“I love you Ari, Mommy will be home soon.”
A Navy Gift-A-Bear Birthday Present
Arianna when General Sarge heard it was your second birthday and also heard you were not with your Mommy and Daddy for your birthday he made a quick call to his human-owner, PV2 Ben. You see PV2 Ben is in the desert right now on training maneuvers preparing for deployment in the New Year. He celebrated his birthday last week on August 16 and that meant we couldn’t call him on his birthday. So we know what it’s like to be separated on important days like this.
After talking with PV2 Ben, both he and General Sarge agreed they want to send you a special birthday present. Be watching for your very own Navy General Sarge Build-A-Bear to arrive soon.
Here at General Sarge HQ we also say a great big “Two paws up” for our wonderful Gift-A-Bear Campaign supporters who make it possible for us to give military kids these wonderful bears.
Remember, it’s easy to nominate a military child for our weekly Military Child of the Week Salute.
Each child that’s nominated has an opportunity to win their very own Military Build-A-Bear at the end of the year. That means if a Military Child Salute nominee doesn’t get a bear the week they’re nominated, they could still receive a bear at the end of the year when we make our draw from the names of those we’ve saluted here. When filling out the Contact Form please be sure to check the box “Military Child of the Week Nomination”.
Staying Army Strong!