If you’re excited to add this year’s limited-edition USO T-shirt to your collection, we know just the places you can show it off on the Fourth of July.
The Force Behind the Forces design, voted on by service members stationed around the world, is a tribute to the legion of USO volunteers, USO tour veterans, corporate partners and everyday Americans who share in our global mission to strengthen our military by keeping them connected to family, home and country.
With over 200,000 active-duty service members deployed overseas fighting ISIS and other threats in dangerous locations, it’s as important as ever to show our military members that we’ve got their backs. No matter where you go on July 4, you can show your support by wearing your T-shirt and expressing your gratitude for our men and women in uniform. If you don’t have a T-shirt, connect with our service members by sending them a message today.
1. Military Parades
If you attend a parade on Independence Day, show your support for the men and women who protect our freedom by wearing your Force Behind the Forces T-shirt.
2. Cookouts and Barbecues
No matter where the party is, you can let everyone know you’re proud to be a member of the Force. If you’re doing the cooking, do your best to keep it clean!
3. Baseball or Softball Games
Whether it’s Little League, American Legion or the big leagues, wear your T-shirt to ballgame. If anyone asks where you got yours, let them know they can join the Force at uso.org/t-shirt.
4. Dog Parks
T-shirts aren’t just for people. Our furry friends can show their support, too.
5. Swimming Pools or Beaches
If your relaxing in the sand or by the pool on July 4, take your shirt with you. It could come in handy if you forget your sunscreen.
6. Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals
In between rounds of kettle corn, cotton candy and rides, don your Force Behind the Forces shirt to let everyone know you stand behind our military and support the USO.
If you want to stand out from the crowd of concertgoers, your limited-edition USO T-shirt will help you do just that. Sing along in style in the shirt selected by service members stationed around the world.
What would July Fourth be without fireworks? Wear your shirt to celebrate our nation’s birthday and honor the men and women who serve and sacrifice for us.
You can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at USO locations around the world.
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