Submitted by Robert Tomczak, President and CEO
Veteran's Day 2009
Today, we remember and thank not only those who have served our country int he past, but also the 1.4 million men and women currently serving the in the Armed Forces, 325,000 of those are deployed outside of the United States. These dedicated individuals protect our freedom while missing special moments and the simple joys of being with friends and family.
Initially, the name caught our eye -- UPLINK -- it's not a word used outside of our industry very often. After closer examination, however, we learned of the true beauty of Operation Uplink and committed our support to the endeavor. Begun by the VFW in 1996, tthe Operation Uplink is the "premier calling program for deployed service members" that provides free phone time to active military personnel and hospitalized veterans.
At least once a month, deployed service members can make us of "Free Call Days" when calling the United States from their local MWR center. Free Call Days have provided more than 37 million minutes of free talk time.
Worldwide, Inc. is proud to join sponsors like GM and SportsClips in supporting this valuable project again in 2009 by making a donation on behalf of our clients this holiday season. Individuals or companies interested in more information on Operation Uplink care encouraged to visit www.OperationUplink.org.