Operation Thank You was started by Richard Dygos, a teacher at Macopin Middle School located in West Milford, NJ. For several years, Rich along with the help of Frank Yevchak from Support Our 4-Legged Soldiers, have collected various items in order to ship packages over seas to our military men and women who are currently serving our country. These men and women will not make it home for the holiday season, and Rich's goal was to show our soldiers are honored and not forgotten during the holiday season. Skate It Forward, Inc. joined together with Rich this year to spread some cheer to our military and with the help of various local hockey organizations, were able to send multiple packages overseas to our soldiers. All of us at Skate It Forward, Inc. support our troops everyday and we greatly thank all of our military branches for their courageous service to our country.