The #Kissavet Challenge has begun! Pucker up, Jimmy Fallon!
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The patriotic idea for the “Kiss A Vet Challenge” (#kissavet) was conceived on Memorial Day, mobilized on the 71st Anniversary of D-Day, and is expected to be in full gear by July 4, 2015. Its goal is to bring awareness to the issues plaguing America’s veterans, including homelessness, unemployment, inadequate health care, and lengthy waiting periods for claims being processed by the VA.
The challenge is simple. Much like the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” “94 Maidens” author/activist and “The Mandate Video” director/producer Rhonda Fink-Whitman and WWII hero Don Greenbaum challenge people all across America to kiss a veteran! Whether the vet had returned from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, or served their country in some other way, they deserve a kiss!
Here’s how to do it in four basic steps:
1. Videotape yourself kissing a veteran. Don’t forget to introduce your vet and tell us a little about his or her service in the United States military!
2. Post it to social media.
3. Use the hashtag #kissavet
4. Challenge others to do the same! Call people out by name on your video! Tag them!
It’s that easy! If you want to make a donation, the USO is a great place to start! The USO supports our troops. Donate to the USO here: http://www.libertyuso.org/
There are other organizations as well that aid our American heroes and their families. Please do your research before donating.
Let’s go, America! Kiss A Vet! Let’s see how many vets we can get kissed all across the USA! Do it now! You’ve been challenged!!! And a special shout out to show us what ya got, Jimmy Fallon!
God bless our troops! God bless America! #kissavet
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