Christine Gonzalez and her family eagerly awaited their turn in the long line at the military-base clubhouse. For a lot of parents, back-to-school shopping isn’t a financial difficulty. But for many military families across the nation, school supplies are an expense they simply cannot afford. When Christine and her kids reached the front of the Operation Backpack line, they received the gift that helped them start the school year off right— and so much more.

A military family’s journey that began with a backpack

7/24/2014

Christine Gonzalez and her family eagerly awaited their turn in the long line at the military-base clubhouse. For a lot of parents, back-to-school shopping isn’t a financial difficulty. But for many military families across the nation, school supplies are an expense they simply cannot afford. When Christine and her kids reached the front of the Operation Backpack line, they received the gift that helped them start the school year off right— and so much more.

A military family’s journey that began with a backpack

7/24/2014