USA Patriotism! recognizes Patti Patton-Bader for her noble patriotic efforts!
Patton-Bader's own words in 2008 best describe why she is
so very deserving of induction into Patriots Hall of Honor...
"It is with great pride I present to you Soldiers' Angels and our mission that began when my oldest son Brandon went to war, a mission that has developed into over twenty teams and projects helping literally hundreds of thousands of heroes and their families in a myriad of ways.
It all started when I called my father after I heard Brandon was deploying to Iraq. I expressed my fears to him, since he is a retired lieutenant colonel who served two tours in Viet Nam and so had some experience in war. To my horror, he replied, "Do not worry honey. He is short, he can run under the bullets." Dad!!! Well, he was trying to get my head right, and so he proceeded to tell me--in great detail--how to make care packages. My husband ran out, bought up the store, and came home with enough for 40 packages. When Brandon hit Kuwait, we stared sending, one a day. Hopes and prayers flowed from our home along with every package.
After four weeks of not hearing from my beloved son, I started calling everybody I knew for information. I called the Ft. Sill chaplain, the Red Cross, the general's office... finally they got me to the FRG (Family Readiness Group) and my son's first sergeant's wife, Rosanna, who said she would talk to her husband that night about my son. She called the next day and reported that her husband called Brandon "the luckiest man in Iraq," and that my son would call that night. When Brandon called he told me that many heroes were not getting packages or mail like he was--which was why his first sergeant said he was so lucky--and Soldiers' Angels was born. I realized we needed to alert America: "Our heroes need us and here is how to help!" I never thought that our country would spring to action in such a strong, determined way! People from all walks of life stood up to become Soldiers' Angels and reach out to support our heroes in whatever way they needed us..."
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. The hundreds of thousands volunteers of Soldiers' Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families . . . with "May No Soldier Go Unloved" encapsulating the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels that Patti epitomizes everyday.
The grand-niece of General George S. Patton, Patti has been recoginzed for the development and leadership of Soldiers' Angels with hundreds of awards and citations from deployed military units, military leaders, and civic organizations. She received...
Patti Patton-Bader was also voted "America's Favorite Mom" in May 2008 during a nationally televised event by NBC and sponsored by Teleflora.
The following video highlights
Soldiers' Angels founded by Patti Patton-Bader
"I have been privileged to meet Patti Patton-Bader many times over six years, to interview her and help every way I could. She is an incredible American, an American Patriot and Hero."Bob Calvert, Talking With Heroes founder / host and fellow Patriots Hall of Honor inductee
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