Tuesday, June 1, 2010
By Pattie Baker
I was at a Memorial Day ceremony in a public park and noticed a crowd gathered around a table. Many people had clipboards in their hands and were busily writing something. When I approached the table, I learned that an organization named Operation PAL was providing people with the opportunity to write a letter to an injured U.S. Marine, right then and there, and people were flocking to do so. Each clipboard had a bunch of sheets of paper on it, with each sheet of paper listing the name of a specific U.S. Marine. An accompanying binder on the table gave details about each Marine’s medical situation. People were completely engrossed with this.
Additionally, the Operation PAL volunteers, which are mainly parents of Marines, were busy answering questions, handing out a sharp-looking brochure, and accepting donations on the spot. Then, when I went to the Operation PAL information online, I found even more stories about the Marines and things my family and I could do to help. In short, Operation PAL ran a tight ship both as a marketing event, and beyond. More »