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Welcome to A Rose of Thanks

Send our troops

Support our Go Fund Me project to send some troops to see KATY PERRY!
A Rose of Thanks has been involved with  different musical acts and concerts.  Our 1st musical event was October 24, 2008 in Charlotte, NC at GraveDiggers Ball featuring Katy Perry    A Rose of Thanks sent SFC Heidi bell and her 6 year old daughter Lola to see the opening show of the PRISMATIC Tour.   June 22 in Raleigh, NC
Visit our Go Fund me site to help                     http://www.gofundme.com/bx9obc
Here is WHY A Rose of Thanks is doing this.  Katy has a message in some of her songs about being positive, those who inspire us to be great,  and to Live In This Moment because tomorrow is not promised and yesterday is history.  Our troops, their Families, our veterans and the sacrifices they make or have made for our country is WHY we are doing this. 

It all started with an Article published for A Rose of Thanks,  a nonprofit I started to support our troops.   It was orginally published in the Charlotte Observer. The message of the article was simple enough we would donate 2 tickes to send troops to see Katy Perry in Raleigh, NC.  

Stars and Stripes picked up the article and a veteran from Abiliene TX called and said he a buddy serving in Afghanistan.  He also said his buddy named his truck Katy. he said I saw your article in Stars and Stripes online & I think it would be cool to send him to the show. 
I said let's do it and by the end of he week we were sending about 12 Soldiers, Veterans, and family members to see the last show in Houston on October 11, 2014.

This is going to be a memorable day,  1st we are going to take them dinner at Hard Rock Cafe and then on to see Katy in concert on for the last night of the tour.  We have a few more surpirses planned but do not want them to know about.
"Let The Light In
Live in This Moment"

Last Updated (Friday, 01 August 2014 00:22)




Here is an Update: Glee and Fox sent us 60 shirts and 50 CDs to send to our troops! We have sent out all of the CDs and all but 4 shirts!  those are going out for Valentines Day!!!


During the pilot: Season 1 - Episode 1: It was revealed that Finn's dad was Killed In Action during the Gulf War on terrorism.

Did you know that the Ohio National Guard has a unit from the Lima Ohio area deploying to the gulf this fall. Glee is based in a High School in Lima, OH. As a fan of our Military Personnel serving our country and Glee, it makes sense to me that the one type of show they can do is a Military Appreciation/Patriotic themed show.

Think about it Glee can do this show during November or early December including the students of the Glee club & other students writing letters, signing and personalizing some of our cards, and/or collecting items for care packages. They can send all letters, cards, and items collected to the unit from Lima and if sent by the second week in December they can be in the Gulf by Christmas or New Years.

Any episode would be awesome to do this because our troops are still over there and need our continued support.

Songs that could be included:

Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Proud to be an American, Just a Dream, Letters from Home, American Soldier and Traveling Soldier to name a few. If they need a dance number look no further than Candy Man by Christina Aguilera.

Visit Glee's website and ask them to do this show and make a difference for our troops!



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Last Updated (Friday, 31 January 2014 02:07)



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Our goal is to send every US Armed Service member in the Gulf Region a Thank You Card, to show them they are loved, missed, and appreciated for defending the US and us. This is just the starting point.

Everyday for these servicemen and women should be a day of thanks. It is because of their sacrifice that we can still be free to live in the greatest country in the world.



2011gga02-smThink about this for a minute:

10 minutes VS 24/7/365

10 minutes to write a letter to say hi and we are thinking about you, versus, the 24/7/365 life and death situations these men and women are going through everyday to defend the freedoms we enjoy.

During an hour long TV show there are between 16 and 20 minutes of commercials.

Think about this, if each one of us would take just 17 minutes a month to write a note to our troops, no serviceman or woman would ever go without receiving a piece of mail to let them know they are being thought of.

How do I know there are 16 -20 minutes of commercials?  I work at night and sometimes I miss my favorite TV show Grey’s Anatomy, when I get home I watch it online and according to the timeline it is between 43-45 minutes long and there are 2 minutes of commercials online.


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P.O. Box 250
Newell, NC  28126