Honoring our Military Everyday Heroes

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Our visit to California happened to be over Memorial weekend. During our stay, we took a moment to visit Mt. Soledad in La Jolla, California.

The Mt. Soledad memorial not only gives an amazing view of the city, it is a reflection of what our nation’s brave men and women have sacrificed to keep us safe.

The walls of this memorial were filled with pictures of those who sacrificed their life, roses were spread all over and it was the perfect opportunity to speak to my kids about what this holiday was about.

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Procter & Gamble® and Dollar General have teamed up to celebrate our nation’s brave soldiers who have returned from service and are making a difference in their community.

Just as our military families have made a commitment to our country, Dollar General is committed to delivering valuable savings on America’s favorite brands every day.

To celebrate and honor military service, Dollar General chose Sparky Edwards as its Every Day Hero for June 2013.

Sparky exemplifies the Every Day Hero. He is a retired, decorated military veteran who served in South Korea and in Iraq.  Once an at-risk teenager, Sparky turned his life around with the help of a National Guard youth academy.  The fresh start helped him earn his GED and enter the military. Today he is a successful business owner, pursuing his PhD and paying it forward by volunteering to mentor at-risk teenagers.

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Pickup today’s paper, June 2nd, and use the brandSAVER coupons to give you even bigger discounts at Dollar General!

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139 thoughts on “Honoring our Military Everyday Heroes

  • June 17, 2013 at 11:47 pm
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    My everyday hero is my father who served in the army Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 11:26 pm
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    My husband. Works long, hard hours, and still has patience for things at home. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm
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    Thanks for the giveaway…our kids' teachers are our heros i.e. dedicated, underpaid, & overworked ! Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 9:46 pm
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    My wife is my everyday hero. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm
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    My fiance is my every day hero because he makes everything better Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm
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    My grandparents are my everyday heroes. Even though they are no longer here I still remember everything they taught me and did for me. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm
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    My every day hero is my sister. She tries so very hard to be the best mother she can be, and she is always making me smile with how much she cares. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 8:52 pm
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    My every day hero is my husband who is also the father of my four kids. He is a super hero at times, a doctor that can mend boo-boos when needed, and a loving person :) Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm
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    My mother who is the hardest working person I know. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm
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    My husband who works so hard to take care of us is my everyday Hero Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm
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    My everyday hero is my daughter Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm
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    my hero is my hubby he works so very hard :) Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm
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    My husband is my everyday hero. He works very hard to provide for our family but still makes time and energy to play with the our kids everyday and help me any and every way he can. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm
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    My everyday hero is my wife. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm
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    My everyday hero is my husband. He's a great caregiver and husband. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm
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    My brother is my every day hero. A tour in Iraq, and now a husband, step father and father to be running his own business. Lots of stress, but always a smile on his face. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm
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    My husband is my everyday hero!!! Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm
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    my husband deals with my aches and pain Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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    my very good friend who is a soldier...25+ years in the Army, he loves the military and our country, but is being forced to retire because of injury...he is my hero Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 11:46 am
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    My father who works until he's dead tired to make sure his daughters and wife have the best life possible Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 10:59 am
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    My hubby is my hero for working all the time vmkids3 at msn dot com Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 10:04 am
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    my mom Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 9:38 am
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    My husband is my everyday hero! Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 8:41 am
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    My everyday hero is my neighbor who lost his leg in Korea. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 6:47 am
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    My husband who has served his country for the last 15 years with two tours in Iraq and 1 tour in Afghanistan and is currently deployed to Africa for the next 9 months. He has missed many of his children's birthdays in including his newest babies first birthday. He is an amazing father, husband and friend. He is just plain awesome. Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 1:51 am
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    My hero is my husband; he's retired military! Reply
  • June 17, 2013 at 1:07 am
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    My best friend is my hero. He saved me from myself. Reply
  • June 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm
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    My Dad is my everyday hero Reply
  • June 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm
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    My hero is my mom who is always there for me Reply
  • June 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm
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    My everyday hero is my mother! Reply
  • June 16, 2013 at 3:41 am
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    My husband is my hero! 27 years faithful, hard working, and a good father and provider. What more could I have ever asked for. Reply
  • June 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm
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    My son who's in the army. Reply
  • June 14, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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    My son is my hero. Reply
  • June 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm
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    My everyday hero is my mom!! Reply
  • June 12, 2013 at 11:18 am
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    My Mom and maternal Grandmother are my every day heroes. They demonstrate how strong women can persevere no matter what the circumstances are that they face (i.e., financial, marital, health, etc.) Reply
  • June 12, 2013 at 10:13 am
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    My parents are my hero's. No matter what I have done, they are always there for me. Reply
  • June 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm
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    my cousin darlene Reply
  • June 11, 2013 at 10:08 am
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    My husband- who has faithfully served in the USAF for 16 years! Reply
    • June 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm
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      I love the scent of gain detergent, and love this website. Thanks for the giveaway ! Reply
  • June 10, 2013 at 12:06 pm
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    My sister who remains optimistic thru think and thin! Reply
  • June 10, 2013 at 10:49 am
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    My every day hero is my husband! Reply
  • June 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm
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    My husband for sure! Reply
  • June 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm
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    My everyday hero is my husband, he's been deployed 4 times, he's a wonderful man, and father. Reply
  • June 9, 2013 at 11:18 am
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    My dad has been gone for many years but he was a pilot in the Air Force for over 20 years...he is my hero and always will be. Miss you Dad! Reply
  • June 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm
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    My sister is my hero Reply
  • June 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm
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    My mom is my everyday hero Reply
  • June 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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    My boss. She runs special needs programs and ends up funding a lot herself. She is a work horse! Reply
  • June 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm
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    My everyday hero is the clerk who is paid little but still patiently answers our 'how to fix' something questions at the home depot, the clerk who sorts thru the pile of coupons, and the paper guy who always gets our newspaper in the driveway before dawn. Reply
  • June 8, 2013 at 11:50 am
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    My daughter is my hero. Reply
  • June 8, 2013 at 12:56 am
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    My mom is my everyday hero. Reply
  • June 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm
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    My hubby is my every day hero. He works so hard for us every day, and is the best dad to our children! We've been through thick & thin and he never gives up! Reply
  • June 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm
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    My everyday hero is my husband! Reply
  • June 7, 2013 at 11:47 am
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    My mom who was a rockstar at raising me on her own. Reply
  • June 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm
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    My every day hero is my dad who has worked hard his entire life to put food on the table. Reply
  • June 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm
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    My husband, he works so hard every day for my family. Reply
  • June 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm
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    Hubby, puts in 16+ hours a day, 7 days a week to try and provide for us. Reply
  • June 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm
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    My husband is. Reply
  • June 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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    it would be my great uncle Reply
  • June 6, 2013 at 3:23 am
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    my two older sisters. Reply
  • June 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm
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    My kids :) They always amaze me :) Reply
  • June 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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    My husband is my everyday hero. Reply
  • June 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm
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    My everyday hero are my children. No matter how tough life gets, they keep on going and trying to better themselves. I am so honored they are mine. Reply
  • June 5, 2013 at 10:34 am
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    My husband and my brother. Both for different, but equally important reasons. Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm
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    My husband is my every day hero. Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 8:37 pm
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    My mother is my everyday hero. Thanks for the chance! Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 7:52 pm
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    my husband is my everyday hero Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm
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    my hubby is my hero Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm
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    My Godson in Afghanistan is my hero! Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm
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    my husband, he is a amazing man Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm
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    My husband is my everyday hero. Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 8:42 am
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    My husband- he works two jobs to ensure that I can stay home and raise our children! He is a wonderful man! Reply
  • June 4, 2013 at 2:51 am
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    gotta say me mom.. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm
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    My everyday hero is my wonderful husband. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm
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    my everyday hero is my boyfriend, he works very hard, always does the right thing and is so great to me. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 10:14 pm
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    My everyday hero is my mother. Thank you for the great giveaway. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm
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    My everyday hero is my son who always has a smile for everyone. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm
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    My everyday hero is my Mom! Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 8:15 pm
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    My everyday hero is my autistic brother, who has such a great sense of humor and a great attitude despite his challenges. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm
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    My mother is my everyday hero. Thank you for the nice giveaway! Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm
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    Hubby is my everyday hero Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm
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    my mom is because she is amazing and just keeps on keeping on. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm
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    My mom is my everyday hero! Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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    My boyfriend is my everyday hero! Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm
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    My every day here is my hubby! He works so hard and sacrifices so much for us (he's a police officer & works off duty shifts so I can be home with our babies). He has been an amazing support, not only for me but for my mom, after my dad passed away unexpectedly. Also my 3 year old goddaughter is my hero, she was diagnosed with cancer 5 months ago the smile that is always on her face and that sassy attitude when she's not feeling too sick, she's amazing. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 11:39 am
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    My everyday hero would be my mom and dad! My mother sacrifice many things in life for friend and loved ones. She was a wonderful woman and I was proud to call her mom. My father left home when he was 13 years old. He worked very hard all his life in spite of his childhood. He was drafted and fought in the Vietnam war. Later in life he fought two different battles of cancer. He died with much dignity with COPD. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 11:02 am
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    My everyday hero is my husband for always doing his best to provide for us and my four sons the two oldest are Marines! Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 11:02 am
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    my every day hero is my husband! He goes to work and then comes home and is the best father ever. He knows when I need breaks and knows when I am having a bad day. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 10:54 am
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    Police officers, medical personnel, firefighters, and the military are my everyday heroes. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 10:42 am
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    My everyday hero is my Husband for so many reasons, he has served his country and lives with the life lasting consequences of doing so. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 10:41 am
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    I actually have a tie of two everyday heros, I guess I'm just super lucky! One would be my mom because she is always there and is the type of person who will sacrifice to make sure that my sisters and I have what we need. The other is my husband, who was actually in the service, because he has made so many sacrifices and continues to in trying to find some stability for our family. Where other people might have been discouraged he just keeps on planning for the future. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 10:10 am
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    My mom is my everyday hero. Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 9:17 am
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    My brother the Colonel Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 9:00 am
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    My everyday hero is my mom Reply
  • June 3, 2013 at 6:08 am
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    Mine is my Dad. He's served in the past and was also a fireman for years. Reply
  • June 2, 2013 at 11:10 pm
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    My mom is my everyday hero. Reply
  • June 2, 2013 at 11:01 pm
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    My Mom because she took care of me when I had Cancer. Reply
  • June 2, 2013 at 11:01 pm
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    My Mom for raising 6 kids and always being their for us and now her grandchildren daily Reply
  • June 2, 2013 at 10:35 pm
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    My grandfather served in the air force during the peace time after WII. I have heard so many amazing stories from him that the men he served with (some active during WII ) would tell him. I am blessed to have known such heroes and protectors. Reply
  • June 2, 2013 at 10:32 pm
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    Paul Watson is my every day hero in his and his crews efforts to save the Whales!! Reply
  • June 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm
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    My Dad....he served in the marines and now he's battling 3 different cancers. He's a true fighter!! Reply

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