Thursday, September 21, 2017
Dear Marine parents,

The mission of, Inc., is to provide support, information, and services to Marines and their family members, and create opportunities for the public to support our troops through the organization's outreach programs.

We are less than a week away from Gold Star Family Day. There is still time to take the pledge for the Gold Star Luminary Initiative to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. You can also spread the word of the Gold Star Luminary Initiative by changing your social media profile image in honor of Gold Star Families. You can change you social media profile image by clicking on our first article.
In this newsletter, meet a volunteer and a Team Marine Parents participant, learn about Enrique Camarena, our Hispanic Heritage Month featured Marine, and foot patrols at SOI.

God bless and Semper Fi!
Luminary Initiative: Take the Pledge

Show your support and take the pledge! Complete our online form TODAY, then mark your calendar for the last Sunday in September every year to light a luminary for Gold Star families, beginning on September 24, 2017.

Last year there were over 400 pledges taken. There were events held in 40 states with thousands of participants. So far this year we have had 572 people sign the pledge. There will be 2,925 participants attending Luminary Initiative events. Our goal is to reach 1,000 people sign the pledge, and to have events held in all 50 states.

We urge everyone to spread the word of the Luminary Initiative in order to maximize the support for Gold Star Family Day.

Featured TMP Participant:
Crista Fair

Team Marine Parents (TMP) is a group of individuals, generally parents, family and friends of Marines, who participate in athletic events nationwide to support our troops. The mission is to raise funds and awareness of the organization's outreach programs .

Our featured TMP participant this week is Crista Fair. Crista is a Marine Mom as well as a Marine Mother-in-law. Crista joined TMP to set new goals and raise money for a good cause at the same time. Crista will be participating in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. this year.

Featured Volunteer 
Roland Sanger

Roland is one of two Wounded Warrior Dinner Coordinators at Clairemont Christian Fellowship in San Diego. He has been coordinating and serving a monthly dinner to the Warriors and Soldiers at the Naval Medical Center San Diego for the past 4 years.

Hispanic Heritage Month Feature: Enrique "Kiki" Camarena

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th to October 15th. During the time we will feature a Marine of Hispanic heritage each week. This week's featured Marine is Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.

Foot Patrol

While attending the School of Infantry (SOI), Marines will be instructed on how to conduct foot patrols in both urban and rural environments. Learning the proper techniques of foot patrolling is a critical component to becoming a rifleman, as patrolling is a key element of asserting combat power and gaining battlefield dominance to accomplish the mission., Inc.
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