Honoring the National Guard on Their 387th Birthday

Let's come together to express our gratitude and appreciation for these real-life superheroes.

It’s someone’s birthday coming up, and it’s a big one! December 13th marks the 387th birthday of the National Guard—the oldest military organization in the United States. Since 1636, these incredible men and women have been stepping up during times of war and emergency. Join us in celebrating the service members who have selflessly dedicated themselves to safeguarding our nation for centuries. Let's make this birthday one to remember!

 Exclusive Discount
To express our appreciation for these remarkable individuals year-round, Free Country offers a 20% discount to National Guard members, active and veteran military personnel, plus their amazing dependents and spouses.

Write Thank-You Notes
Take a moment to write heartfelt thank-you notes to National Guard units. It's a simple yet impactful way to express that their service is truly valued. Not only does it have the potential to brighten someone's day, but the act of putting pen to paper adds a personal touch that speaks volumes.

Community Service Projects
Volunteer at events, fundraisers or programs that aim to improve the well-being of those who serve. This could include beautification projects, neighborhood cleanups or assisting local veterans. Your time and energy can make a real difference.

Donate to the Cause
Feeling generous? Contribute to organizations that support vets and active-duty military members. Your donation will go a long way in funding programs that address various needs, from mental health initiatives to educational opportunities.

Care Packages
Assemble care packages with essential items and treats and send them to deployed units. It’s an easy way to send a little love and comfort to those serving away from home—and who doesn’t love surprises?

Support Military Families
Behind every hero is a super-supportive family! Offer assistance with daily tasks, childcare or just a friendly chat. You can organize meal deliveries or provide resources during deployments—anything to show your appreciation for the sacrifices they make, too.


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