The "Joining Forces Campaign" is a White House initiative to honor individuals and organizations nationwide, who've stepped forward, in very meaningful ways, to improve the lives of our military families. This year's competition drew over 300 applicants, from which only 20 were selected to be formally-recognized at a tribute ceremony in Washington. Among that select few from across America, was our very own Landings Military Relief Fund. As the name indicates, this relief fund was started when a number of very generous and caring Landings residents, under the leadership of Jack Munroe, met together with a desire to be a financial safety-net for local military families whose specific needs exceeded, both their own resources and those of the military. These terrific, patriotic Americans began with several thousands of dollars in donations. Since then, the fund has grown to several hundreds of thousands of dollars, thanks to the continuing generosity of founding members, and so many others who've responded to the need.