OPERATION: THUMBS UP!
The concept of “Operation: Thumbs Up!' is very simple; Americans are asked to wave a friendly “Thumbs Up” salute whenever they encounter in public a First Responder in the law enforcement, Firefighting, U. S. Military, and Medical Care professions. This citizen's initiative is the legacy of the late Reverend Betty Neal, who established this program in 2000 while serving as the Executive Director of the non-profit Ministers of Harlem organization. This program was embraced by residents of the Harlem community, and endorsed by the New York City Detective's Endowment Association and the National Police Defense Foundation, among others. It costs nothing for an average American citizen to put a smile on the face of those who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us from Harm's Way. https://operationthumbsup.net