Jun 06

Independence Day Contest by Promo Direct

Published by at 2:54 pm under PD Contest



“Jason Bogar was the youngest of Carlene Cross’s three children. Carlene says, as an only boy with two older sisters, he kept them all on their toes, growing up in Seattle. She described her son as “a great, fun-loving guy.” An avid soccer player and artist, he planned on enrolling in art school when he got home from Afghanistan.

Carlene says her son believed in what he was doing. He was “always reaching out to the people and the children” of Afghanistan. She says he constantly volunteered for any humanitarian missions, and he would often try to connect with the children during his time overseas.

Jason also wrote a portentous letter to his family in which he wrote, ‘I feel my days are numbered so I want to say all this while I still can. I pray to god no-one will ever have to read this but as death is all around me if it falls upon me you will understand my recent feelings on this madness we call life…I was just starting to live my life…Never have I felt as strong as I do about what I am doing here in Afghanistan is the right thing to be doing and is understood and accepted by god. As a result of that death is easier to accept.’

Cpl. Jason Bogar died July 13, 2008 during a fierce battle in Wanat, Afghanistan that also claimed the lives of eight other soldiers.”—excerpted from CBSnews.com

  • Only business owners or those part of some business entity can participate in this contest
  • Use the comment box to post your entries
  • The last date to submit your Independence Day Entries is 4th July 2011
  • There will be only one selected winner
  • The winner will be selected by our panel of Judges
  • The participant needs to submit their email address to post their entries
  • The winner will be declared on the Promo Direct blog and On Facebook
  • The ideas submitted with respect to the contest should not be abusive or offensive in anyway what-so-ever


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Dave Sarro is an online entrepreneur and key authority in the promotional industry. In 1991, Dave launched Promo Direct, a company that sells giveaways to American businesses and institutions. Promo Direct has grown from strength to strength under Dave's watchful eye.

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7 Responses to “Independence Day Contest by Promo Direct”

  1. RIFT SUCCESSon 17 Jun 2011 at 3:48 pm

    The RIFT SUCCESS Family sends our love to all of our wonderful troops. Without your sacrifice, our business efforts could not be possible. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers daily through our diverse religious beliefs. We know you answered the call of duty to defend Freedom, and for that, we will always be in debt to you all. Stay safe and know that you are not forgotten.

    To those who have lost their lives on our behalf, we thank you deeply and will honor your families as the days continue. The ultimate sacrifice you gave, the ultimate penalty you paid, but know that upon thy soldier’s grave, a step to a better future has been made.


  2. Gloria Truscotton 29 Jun 2011 at 11:47 am

    Oh, and I don’t want to die for you,
    But if dying’s asked of me,
    I’ll bear that cross with an honor,
    ‘Cause freedom don’t come free.
    - Toby Keith (American Soldier)
    These words show how a soldier loves his country so much, that he would sacrifice his life to defend his country and everyone in it. For long you have protected liberty and freedom in this world. We live in peace because of your sacrifices. We sleep in peace because we know that you are out there on the front lines. You have sacrificed your life for this country.
    On this 4th of July, we honor our American troops and their sacrifices. We offer our condolences to all those blessed souls departed.
    Happy Independence Day

  3. Sharonon 01 Jul 2011 at 11:50 am

    We are so far apart but yet our hearts beat as one, we have the same dreams of justice and liberty… The same thoughts and the same feelings. You are far away, fighting for our country. But never forget that you are always with us in our hearts. You keep us safe in your thoughts and in your heart. I do the same for you. Your skin burns under the desert sun. Your lips parch with the thirst for a drop of water. Your blood thirsts for freedom and peace. You will never be forgotten. You will live in our hearts forever.

  4. Dianaon 01 Jul 2011 at 11:59 am

    Our freedom is not free, we owe our military more than we’ll ever be able to repay. They left their homes, their families and everything they love to protect this country. They risked their lives and some lost theirs for our rights to freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and the right to live a good life. This country is built on the strength of our military, they deserve more than what they get from us. They’ll always have my respect and honor and my undying appreciation for all that they do. To any men and women who are or were in the military thank you so very much for all that you’ve given up to protect our country. Thank you so very much and god bless you all!

  5. David Carritherson 01 Jul 2011 at 1:25 pm

    July 4, 3022

    July 4th means different things to different people. For me it is the thought that where ever our troops are, where ever our ships sail, when ever our planes fly high the spirit of America lives strong. I also believe that were we live and work, in the communities we go to school, to worship, to shop this spirit flies high as well. Even the simple act of buying a gallon of milk at my local grocery makes me proud of our country.

    America is not about something long forgotten or some dusty unread book. It is today as it was on July 4th 1776 an ideal, a belief that is alive today it our hearts. This belief in the red, white and blue of these United States as a way of life worth defending even giving the greatest sacrifice a human can give on the alter of freedom, their lives, is something truly amazing. In the history of the world, what happen on July 4th had never been seen. A group of individuals stood up and determined for themselves and for the generations to come that no matter the sacrifice, no matter the loss we would be a free country, a land where anyone could live as they wanted and be what they were meant to be. While this dream is still taking shape to this day, and had its challenges over the many years from that first 4th of July to this one today – the fact is the belief, the intent, the drive has never diminished.

    For me July 4th is a moment to stop and realize that what all our generations before us, as immigrants, as farmers, as builders, as soldiers, as families have given so much so my children and their children can be just that free to be kids and live to the unseen potential of who they are. While many, on this 4th of July may worry about all that is swirling around us in the economy, the weather, the ability to live life as they hoped I see the glory of the American spirit, creativity and possibility. We of today do not know the pains of the past wars and strife that were fought on our own countries soil beyond the revolution, from the war of 1812, the Civil War and other fights to gain territory or secure what was ours as a nation. As well as the many wars on foreign soil. As a nation we came through these difficult times and grew stronger. We have had many economic challenging times as a nation in the past 200+ years. Again thorough our creativity, our sheer will to bring into existence new technologies, new thinking, new businesses, new ways of living our dream as American’s we have continued to be one nation.

    On July 4th I see in the distance, both close and far, future July 4th’s of this great nation. Where our best days are ahead of us. Our greatest thinkers are not yet born or immigrated here yet. Where new technologies, new thinking, new dynamics haven’t even been put pen to paper. Rejoice to be here, now in our countries history. The greatest days are just ahead, I can see them right around the bend. So on this July 4, 2011 take that moment to say thanks to all that have served this nation. Think of all those who had an idea and made it real. All those that work day in and day out and are the fiber of our local communities and give them thanks. We must give a special thanks to all those who go to sleep every night in harms way, so that we as a nation will not perish from this earth. Thank you to our troops and military the world over.

    When was the last time you read these? I dare you to read the Declaration of Independence and not get teary eyed… I always do.

    What Made Us A Nation: http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/

    What Defines Us As A Nation: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

    What Makes Us Americans: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

  6. Sheila Stateson 04 Jul 2011 at 2:59 am

    “God Bless America” and all those who currently serve and who have served. America obtained its independence from England because of the brave souls who left all they knew to come and start a new nation without State run religion. Although grounded in Christian principles, our nation welcomes all to worship, or not, as they please. We love our freedom and those who are fighting for us and for others to have the same freedoms. We live in the greatest nation in the world and are PROUD of it and our troops who fight for it. We honor you on this Independence Day!

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