SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS – TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS
Soldiers are trained to fight – and to survive. Civilians politely earn our successes. We feel uncomfortable – bound by genuinely felt compassion for a wounded Hero’s struggle – appreciative of their sacrifice, but too often blind to the inspiration of the courage they must call on to reclaim civilian lives. At Holidays for Heroes, we want to participate in rebuilding their worlds.
heal a hero - support his family
It takes a village: we bring our Hero’s families to an environment of relaxation and goodwill. Every summer, H4H p
artners with Nantucket residents and businesses to host all-inclusive retreats for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. We embrace each retreat together with Hero families the Nantucket way: parades & fireworks, fishing, sailing, clambakes, bike rides; group dinners with island families and new friends and a tribute among this nation’s most ardent political leaders and visionaries.
Behind every hero there is a family who have loved, supported, and sacrificed. Holidays for Heroes seeks to repay each hero as a family unit. In so doing we fill a niche that is too often left unattended.
The American Dream is hard fought and hard won. Each Experience celebrates the national freedoms and family values Americans hold most sacred. There are plenty of activities for the kids, and appropriate handicap or medical support as needed. This island-wide shared experience is exactly what every American soldier sacrificed for. It’s a Hero’s welcome, and our goal is fundamental: bridge our world with theirs, and embrace a fraternity with our brothers and sisters that is positively transformative.
SHARE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
We can’t do it alone. Even the smallest commitment of your time and energy can have exponential consequences – personal consequences – in the lives of wounded heroes.
The HFH producing team with thousands of Nantucket volunteers and supporters have come to know true heroism first hand. And we get to demonstrate our thanks. It’s fundamental. In connecting with these soldiers we join them, to profoundly characterize the American spirit.
Donations of any size really make a difference. As a non-profit, 100% of your donation goes directly to support our cause.
You can make a lasting impact on a wounded hero’s life. Watch a dream materialize; share the happiness you bring to Heroes and their families. It’s a reward unlike any other. Accomplish something priceless. Take action today.