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Look Ma - No Hands!

Let ’em Know You Care

As the nation pauses today to remember the attack on Perl Harbor, let’s also take some time to think of our currently-serving troops. It really doesn’t matter if you agree with President Bush’s policy or not, the fact is that the guys and gals are there – thousands of miles from home – while most of us are snug in our homes and getting ready for the upcoming holidays.

Our friend, currently serving in Iraq
An 18 year-old friend of mine. Six months ago he was graduating from high school and working on his Eagle Scout project. Now he’s a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps, serving in Iraq.

If you don’t have a family member in the service, ask around – it’s likely that one of your friends, co-workers or fellow students does. Find out what they need “over there” and put a care package together. Get a nice card and take some time to write a heartfelt note. If you honestly can’t find anyone, check out Any Soldier and similar groups.

As they say, though, “this is about SUPPORT, not just STUFF!
A LETTER, from you, your children, the kids at church or school, is THE BEST THING to send.
A show of personal support is far better than spending a bunch of money that you don’t have.”

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