“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, November 25, 2011

J.D. gets it right

From JayG we have this news from Jack Daniels:

Jack Daniel's Funds Travel Expenses for Soldiers
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Tennessee whiskey maker Jack Daniel's is donating more than $100,000 to pay for plane tickets and travel funds for soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., to spend the December holiday season with their families all over the country.
The distiller is also asking the public to make additional contributions that could help hundreds of cash-strapped soldiers who otherwise would be stuck at the post on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Donations can be made to the Operation Ride Home campaign online at www.jdoperationridehome.com.

Now, as a disclaimer - I was never a bourbon drinker - but if I would have been this would be worth buying at least a case in support of. This is a great thing they are doing & I would encourage everyone who can to either donate to the cause, or to buy a bottle or seven when the urge strikes. I can remember plenty of times when I would see young military members stuck around the barracks for the holidays, just because they couldn't afford the travel home. A chance for these men and women to spend time with the families at home is a gift beyond words.

Well done Jack Daniels, well done.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

It's good to see big companies with big hearts. Well done JDs