Posted: Jun 13, 2014 04:11 PM PDT
Updated: Nov 21, 2016 02:13 AM PST
Global Credit Union wants to recognize the brave men and women who proudly defend our country.
KXLY invites you to stop by our studios or any Global Credit Union location and pick up one of these "Support Our Troops" wristbands. Join us as we salute our troops and their loved ones.
Global's Staff, three of whom are pictured above, will be wearing red every Friday through Labor Day, to recognize American troops fighting for our freedoms.
Sandy O'Conner shared this picture of her son, Terrence O'Conner, who is an Army Medic with the 101st in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He is currently serving a deployment in Afghanistan. Thank you for for fighting for our country Terrence!
This was a nice surprise when we checked the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox - what an awesome welcome home surprise! Robert "Bud" Brannon welcomed his daughter-in-law, Cathleen Brannon, home from her tour in South Africa with a message mowed in his backyard in Onion Creek, WA.
Sarina shared this picture of her brother and sister-in-law, Master Sergeant Jim Brown and Tech Sergeant Nina Brown, who are stationed on Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Thank you for your dedicated service Mr. and Mrs. Brown.
This is a picture of Garet Dax. He entered the Navy in July of 2013, just one month after graduating from Selkirk High School. He is stationed in Washington DC as a member of the Navy Honor Guard. Your family is extremely proud of you Garet!
Janet Peterson shared this photo of her dad, Sven Peterson (also known as "Swannie"), with us just one day before the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Swannie served with the 21st Infantry and landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. She said he "is still alive to tell you about it." Surely he has some interesting stories, thanks for sharing this great picture with us Janet.
This picture was sent in by Ric Meyer, who is shown here with his dad. His dad is 52 years old and is "still going strong." He is currently serving in the Army National Guard but was a member of the US Air Force when Ric was younger. Ric shared this photo with KXLY to let his dad know how grateful he is to have him around.
This is a picture of a shadowbox made in memory of Randy McComb for the 50 Year Class Reunion at Central Valley High School. Randy was a Vietnam era pararescue airman. His friend Robert will be wearing red on Fridays to show support of his service.
Baby Mikaella along with her mother, Cheyenne, will wear red for her daddy Lawrence Maupin. Lawrence deployed in March. Cheyenne delivered Mikaella on April 19th.
Devon Brust's family will be wearing red to support all our troops including Devon, who is on the USS Ronald Regan. They are very proud of him!
Jodee Thompson will be wearing red for her son.
Sherry Eutsler will be wearing red on Fridays for her husband who has served for 11 years and has three tours over seas.
This is a picture of Casey Ingraham who was a Corporal in the Marine Corp and served overseas in Afghanistan. He finished his four years of enlisted service on January 15th, 2012. Casey was born and raised in Spokane Valley, a graduate of University High School and his family is very proud of him!
Gerri Vance will be wearing red to support her son, Lt. Matt Vance, who is shown here delivering boxes of clothes to a school in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Ravon and her mother, Tonya, will be wearing red to support her brother, Robert, who is the US Marines Corps
Carl Sperr shares a picture of his parents on their first anniversary in January 1943. His father, Herman Sperr, rose to the rank of tech sergeant in the Army Air Corps and served from 1940 to 1945.
Jeff Hayes will be wearing red for Sgt Steven Hayes USMC who grew up in Mead, went to Mt. Spokane High School and is currently serving in Afghanistan.
Sheri Searl shared this picture of her son, Andy, and her husband, Loren. Loren Searl served 24 years in the Marine Corps and Andy recently followed in his footsteps, graduating from USMC Recruit Depot in San Diego during September 2011. Sheri says she will always be grateful for their unselfish acts of service.
Rosalee McElveen shared several photos of important men in her life who have served in the military. This picture shows her father, Lee Dexter, who served in Italy during WWII where he met Rosalee's mother
Rosalee McElveen shared several photos of important men in her life who have served in the military. This picture shows her father-in-law, Gordon McElveen, who served in the Pacific during WWII.
Rosalee McElveen shared several photos of important men in her life who have served in the military. This picture shows her husband, Dennis McElveen, who served in Vietnam.
KXLY staffers proudly wearing red on Friday to support our troops. Pictured left to right: Tiffany Miller, Shawna Williamson, Bill Long, Diane Cortez, Robyn Nance, Derek Deis and David Lee.
Beth will be wearing red to support her husband, Jim Valentine, who served in Korea. She is very proud of him and her dad who served in the Navy in WWII.
Tracy Jeffries will be wearing red to support Cody Newby.
Tracy Jeffries will be wearing red in support of Allen Groth.
Bobbie Jo Anger-Locke is very proud of her son, Michael, who is currently stationed in South Carolina going through Nuclear Training. He is a Petty Officer Third Class and his family is very proud of him.
Vickie Brown will be wearing red on Fridays for Jim Brown, USMC.
Vickie Brown will be wearing red for Roy Denman, US Army.
Vickie Brown will be wearing red to support her Uncle Louis Reagan, USMC Purple Heart WWII Tarawa.
Vickie Brown shares this photo of her Uncle Herb Reagan, USMC.
Pamela Towles wears red to support her son, Joshua Towlesand of the 82nd Airborne.
Crystal Main will be wearing red for her son, Nathan, who is shown here with his fiancée. He is currently serving at Fort Drum, New York. His family misses him, thinks of him daily and are so proud of him!
James Valentine shares a photo of the Memorial Service at the Fairfield Cemetery in Cheney, WA.