An Award-Winning Salute…with Gingerbread!

How some people showed their gratitude__________

Operation Gratitude Blog

Gingerbread_closeup (1280x853)Yes, it’s true — this Soldier and the care package before him are made out of gingerbread (and other edibles)!

Jennifer Elmore’s amazing “A Soldier’s Christmas” is among the Top-10 ribbon winners of the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House competition.

As the daughter of a now-retired two-star U.S. Army general, Jennifer knows all about military Gingerbread_MikeandJenniferfamilies and her work is a tribute to them.

“I hope in some small way this honors the sacrifices service members and their families make for us every day, but especially at this time of year,” she says. 

We are very grateful that Jennifer (pictured here with her husband, Mike) chose to use her talents to highlight Operation Gratitude’s work. Look carefully at the photo up top and you can see Operation Gratitude’s logo on the gingerbread care package!

Jennifer is a Wells Fargo team member, and you can read more about her special creation in the company’s recent blog post:

Saluting service members’ sacrifices…

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About GP

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on December 27, 2014, in Current News, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. A beautiful tribute and well worth an award for its ingenuity and patriotism.


  2. Op Gratitude is an amazing organization, and one I volunteer in, and find reward in the efforts of everyone involved in the sorting, packing, writing, etc., of the packages sent to the individuals.


  3. How wonderful to show your appreciation. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Wonderful! so glad you shared this!
    By the way, you might be interested in this story of a WWII nurse (speaking of awards)
    Merry Christmas!


    • LB – that’s a wonderful article about Rusty Rice! Hearing that any one of that generation getting the honors they deserve brings tears to my eyes! I greatly appreciate the link being added here for all to read! 😉

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  5. That is amazing. I hope no one ate that masterpiece.


  6. Wasn’t this absolutely wonderful???


  7. Outstanding. Remarkable. Wonderfully amazing!


  8. I had a classmate during high school who made clay art work like this so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Gingerbread, how cool!


  9. The details are just amazing!


  10. That is simply impressive. Amazing work.


  11. Now that is a tribute!!!! Hours upon hours of planning, icing and decorating. Love her tribute. 🙂


  12. That’s really rather awesome 🙂


  13. Isn’t this amazing?


  14. Wow. What a message this sends and to see patriotism expressed in such a unique way.


  15. Thanks again for the power of your blog. As an Aussie I would never have found that site any other way.There is a similar sort of thing here but it does not seem to be as personal as the US one. But I’ve not had much to do with it for quite some time.


  16. I knew an army travels on its stomach

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