Category Archives: Gift-A-Bear Campaign

021113: Military Child Salute – Maelin Parkison

Greetings from General Sarge HQ!

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted or have been able to do one of our weekly Military Child Salutes. There’s been a lot of changes going on around General Sarge Headquarters, all of them very exciting! I will talk more about these changes in future posts because this post is dedicated to this week’s Military Child Salute – a little girl named Maelin Parkison whose Navy Daddy is coming home very soon from a deployment to Afghanistan.

Look at that smile! Isn’t she a cutie?

Maelin was nominated for our Military Child Salute because “she misses and loves her Daddy very much” and we know she is beary excited that he is coming home so soon! Maelin is currently living in Michigan, but she will soon be moving back to Norfolk, VA, where her daddy is stationed, when he returns from deployment. 

We also found out that Maelin’s daddy is originally from Newark, NY – which is where my human-owners parents just moved from – and because of that we decided to send Maelin one of our Rochester Knighthawks autographed bears that they built and stuffed with love for us here at General Sarge HQ.

The Rochester Knighthawks posing with General Sarge and Giggles, one of the bears they built and donated to General Sarge HQ.

As you can see, Giggles is a Navy bear just like Maelin’s daddy is in the Navy and he was built by the players full of love and fun. With a name like Giggles, you know that you will be laughing all the time whenever he is around. 

Maelin, we are very proud of your strength and courage here at General Sarge Headquarters. Thank you for being a great military child and we know that you will continue to do great things as you grow up. We salute you!

Two Paws Up!


General Sarge

011712: Teddy Bear Tuesday

Teddy Bear Tuesday – Gift-A-Bears!
January 17, 2012

Teddy Bear Tuesday is such a fun day here at General Sarge HQ! After all, furry friends are the best right? Lets not forget that furry friends are also forever. As you know I had a great time with my human-owner PFC Benjamin Jeffrey who was home on leave during Christmas.

011712 Teddy Bear Tuesday - New RecruitsWe did a lot of fun things together and spent a lot of time together too. We also gathered in some new recruits for the Gift-A-Bear Campaign!

Since it’s Teddy Bear Tuesday I thought this was a good time to give the new recruits a good look over and make sure they get enrolled in their New Recruit Class so they’re ready for deployment when they’re called into action to comfort a military child.

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