BARTLETT, NH (News Release - Winter 2007-08) — Attitash will honor the U.S.'s defenders and their families through a pictorial display of patriotism and courage of New England representatives who are serving or have served the U.S. in The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). One hundred soldiers'* stories will be exhibited across the resort's lodges for guests to view. Guests will also be encouraged to write in individual journals that will be available for each soldier represented and then sent to the respective soldiers.
"The weekend is all about raising awareness of the sacrifices our troops and their families make every day. These brave men and women volunteer to put their lives on the line so that we can stay safe at home. The sacrifices that those in uniform and their families make should not be taken for granted and should be honored. This is our small way of saying 'thank you', said Robin Graham, V.P. of Administration at Attitash.
In addition to the pictorial display, all active duty, National Guard, and reserve soldiers, and retired military personnel as well as any U.S. military veteran can receive a free lift ticket for that day when they present a valid military I.D. at the ticket window.
Guests can receive $10 off the price of their lift ticket when they bring any three items (from a qualifying list**) that will be sent to the soldiers currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Season Passholders are also invited to bring items. All guests skiing at the resort that day will receive an American flag lapel pin.
Attitash is requesting that anyone interested in having a soldier represented to send details*** attention Krissy Fraser, Attitash, Rte. 302, Bartlett, NH 03812 or Kfraser@Attitash.com by November 30th, 2007. One hundred of the submitted soldiers' names (with complete information) will be drawn through a random selection process. After a verification process is complete, the soldier's representative will be notified and provided additional information.
*Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines
***Information required for selection process: Soldiers Name, Date of Birth, Where Born, Hometown, State, Military Branch, Military Base, Years Served, Current Location, Mailing address (APO/FPO) (where journal will be sent).
The materials used for the pictorial display were generously donated by Minuteman Press International Inc. and Staples, both North Conway, N.H locations.