Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day - Make A Difference

Here is to remembering that we are a country that has been kept safe throughout history by men and women in uniform, many of whom have lost there lives in wars and other conflicts.

Respect they who are gone, and respect and support those who still struggle to keep us free. Go out of your way to do a little something for them. Send an email, letter, or care package to a soldier, a Marine, an airman or a sailor.

If you don't know someone to whom you can send emails, letters, and care packages you can go to this site to 'adopt' a soldier:
http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=adopt-a-soldier. As I understand, you sign up, they then verify your info, then they assign a soldier to you so you can start communicating with him/her. There was no cost to sign up, but they do accept donations. More infor here: http://soldiersangels.org/index.php?page=adopting-a-soldier. By the way, I am not sure if this is just for the army, or if it encompasses personnel in all branches of the military service. I believe they also suggest ways to help the families of soldiers too.

Ihave sent care packages and emails before, to soldiers I did not know, but not on a very regular basis. This sounds like a truly easy way to make a good difference, on a recurring basis, in the life of a soldier who is risking his or her life protecting you, me, and our freedoms.

Here is another link to a site that will enable you to contact the troops via email: http://www.usafns.com/email.shtml#AA

And yet another: http://emailourmilitary.com/

All the best,
Glenn B

1 comment:

jennifer said...

Great tip, we have always corresponded with those we know, but I will take the link info and share with our youth group! I know that many would adopt a troop!

Thanks Glenn, and don't forget to swing over and check out the caption contest...I don't think that this troop wants any recognition though:)