[gallery type=“slideshow” ids=“9788,9790,9789,9787,9786,9785”] More than 5,000 Operation USO Care Packages were assembled Thursday by military spouses as part of the 20th “Toast to the Troops” care package assembly event. USO North Carolina volunteers and Jack Daniel’s employees took part in the event at the Fort Bragg fairgrounds. Following the assembly event, country music star and Army veteran Craig Morgan treated more than 3,000 troops, military families and members of the Fort Bragg community to a free concert.
“If it were not for these men and women who are serving, the people we are packing these bags for, we would not live in the country we live in today,” Morgan said. “And it is imperative that we take care of them.”
The USO and Jack Daniel’s have worked together on these events for eight years. The USO has distributed more than 2.3 million care packages since the program began in 2003. In addition to providing service men and women with needed items, the care packages serve as a touch of home and a reminder to our troops that America is always by their side.
–Story by USO Story Development
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