BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA AND CHARLOTTE’S BRIDAL HONOR VETERANS AND TROOPS THIS VETERANS DAY. “OPERATION WEDDING GOWN” WILL GIVE FREE WEDDING GOWNS TO MILITARY BRIDES. La Crosse, WI. October 10, 2012— Brides Across America, Operation Wedding Gown, will salute our troops this November while making dreams come true for military brides. Brides Across America is teaming up with the industry’s leading bridal salon, Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear, to provide military brides the opportunity to make their wedding dreams come true by receiving a free wedding gown. As part of the partnership, Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear will be hosting a Brides Across America event on November 12th, 2012 at their La Crosse, Wisconsin salon. Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear will be donating designer wedding gowns to military brides who qualify for the program. As part of Brides Across America’s commitment to support our troops and veterans, the non-profit organization will host their 6th annual bridal gown giveaway at salons nationwide. From coast to coast, bridal salons are honoring veterans by giving away free wedding gowns as a thank you for their service to this Country. To date, Brides Across America has donated over 8,000 wedding gowns from prominent designers. In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed or deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Korea or Japan. Identification and deployment papers must be presented at the event to qualify. For military brides who are interested in more information, please visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com on how to qualify. Brides must pre-register for the event by logging on to Brides Across America’s website. Many military brides find it difficult to plan their dream wedding due to deployment, injury or economic circumstances. Brides Across America founder, Heidi Janson, wants to continue making dreams come true. “My goal is to make sure we don’t forget all the servicemen and women overseas fighting for our freedom. It is imperative at this point for Brides Across America to continue growth and to make a bigger difference by gaining more support from bridal salons and designers.” About Brides Across America Brides Across America is a nationwide 501c3 that focuses on providing free wedding gowns to those military brides that have not been able to have their dream wedding. Brides Across America is connecting with bridal salons across the nation to help spread the military spirit. Operation Wedding Gown made headlines when it was featured on NBC’s “Making a Difference” with Brian Williams this fall. Since 2007, Brides Across America and its partners have made a difference in the lives of many military brides. Brides Across America was just recently honored by the Joining Forces program, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families, which was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The national charitable organizations new mission is to support wounded warriors, post-traumatic stress, and jobs for veterans. Brides Across America is an organization about helping people through building community awareness and be a leader in social responsibility. About Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear offers wedding gowns from top designers. Charlotte’s Bridal has been a pioneer among women entrepreneur’s since 1953. Owner, Jenn Walker has been giving away hundreds of wedding gowns with the Brides Across America’s program. Her salon offers a wide range of designer wedding gowns from size 2-32. For more information about attending the event contact Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear at 608-784-3493 or visit their website at www.charlottesbridal.net.
 

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