The 2013 USO Fourth of July Tee

calloutYou’ve stepped up and been there for our troops time and time again.

Now, we need your help to send our troops a powerful July 4th message: Wherever they’re serving, we’re always by their side.

You can help by proudly wearing the USO’s 2013-edition July 4th t-shirt which I am unveiling today. This year’s design was chosen by our troops, who sent in their votes from USO centers at bases around the world. I can’t think of anything I’d be more proud to wear on July 4th than a shirt chosen by our troops that supports our troops!

Send a donation to get your 2013-edition of the USO’s July 4th t-shirt — selected by our men and women in uniform.

Our troops are serving all around the world, from South Korea to Afghanistan to bases across the United States.

And thanks to people like you, the USO is always by their side.

From providing care packages, to making free phone calls back home, to supporting our wounded, ill or injured troops, you and the USO are having a powerful impact on the lives of our troops and their families. Let’s make sure this July 4th, they know we’ll always be there and we’ve got their back.

Donate $25 or more to support our troops. We’ll rush your 2013 limited-edition USO t-shirt to you in time for July 4th.
– Kelli Seely, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, USO

A Tasty Cake for Flag Day

Flag Cake Happy Flag Day! Today we honor of the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777. The national flag which we see these days has been effective since July 4, 1960. This was following the inclusion of Hawaii in the United States of America. However, this flag featuring 50 stars on a canton against the background of 13 stripes – 7 red and 6 white – has been evolved through a long period of eventful years.

Old Glory is 234 years old today, happy birthday! In celebration, why not make a delicious cake. “Taste of Home” has a great recipe and, better yet, every time someone views the recipe they’ll donate 10¢ to the USO! When you make the cake, be sure to post a picture of it on the USO Facebook Page!

And watch as Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief Catherine Cassidy shows Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy how to make a flag cake.