- Rockford visitor spending jumps
- The misguided Cecil the lion debate
- State, union extend contract again
- Willow Creek left in the dust by development
- CUB helps residents find best deal
- What the Scott Walker fundraising controversy means for 2016
- Corn prices fade as supplies stay in surplus
- Cubs make history in an unfortunate way
- Pension battle headed for SCOTUS?
- Closed for Progress: downtown’s steady revival
Let’s say ‘Thank you for your service’
With almost 60,000 soldiers dead and wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq alone; with more than 20 percent of active-duty soldiers having to change station every year; with an unemployment rate of veterans higher than the national average by almost 1 percent; David and Adelaide Harrington, active-duty Sergeant and Ph.D. student, decided to say “Thank you for your service.” Because soldiers miss so many precious moments with their loved ones when they deploy or are sent away for training and because their families have to go through the hassles of moving so often, David and Adelaide decided to create a project to offer discounted vacations to military members: active-duty and retired (50 percent less than market value). They try to get a lot of people involved to show our soldiers that their nation supports them. That’s why they created a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/affordablevacations/x/8219224. On their page, you can learn more about the project and how to become part of it.
David and Adelaide Harrington
From the Aug. 13-19, 2014, issue