During World War II my Uncle John fought in what is historically known as the Ardennes-Alsace campaign; you and I know it as the Battle of the Bulge. The battle was a massive German offensive designed to defeat the allies. Though it did not work the way the Axis had planned, the onslaught caught the allies by surprise. We had over 800,000 men committed and over 19,000 Americans were killed making the Battle of the Bulge the largest and bloodiest battle that American forces experienced in World War II.
The Battle of the Bulge was my uncle's first experience in combat, if you can imagine that. Out of all the tragedy and the wounds of war what Uncle John most remembered was the fact that the Salvation Army was on the front lines right along side the soldiers providing them with food and drink while other well known "charity" organizations were behind the lines charging our troops for their goods and services. It was from then on that our family has always supported the efforts of the Salvation Army. We also support the Salvation Army because they do not discriminate against anyone. Though they are a religiously based organization their helping hand extends to all people no matter what their race, religion or creed happens to be. We hope you never need the help of the Salvation Army, but the Salvation Army can always use your help and you can help them by either donating directly or through us, simply by purchasing our food. Ten percent of all our profits go to the Salvation Army, so they can continue their work and help not only Americans in need right here in America, but also people around the world and that is important to us.