Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Supporting the Troops

The Indepundit way!

A friend of one of my liberal friends snarked recently about what supporting the troops really means. It IS more than magnetic ribbons.

It's being there for them, however you can. It's a free meal to honor their service and sacrifice (Even at the Italian and Thai embassies!), it's listening to their stories about the war and their recoveries, their hopes and plans for the future. It's honoring not only what they have done, but what they will do.

That not the only way to support them of course. Making sure that the Democrats don't have a chance to cut funding for their mission is also important.

But there are a thousand little ways we each can support the troops. Will you do me a favor? This week, find just one small way to support our servicemen, and do it. It can be a prayer, a card, a small donation to any of the groups that do care packages, visit your VA hospital, the list could go on.

I'm off this morning to sit in a waiting room while my husband has oral surgery and then drive him home and put him to bed. That's how I"m supporting the troops today. Your prayers for an easy surgery and quick, painless recovery would be most appreciated!



At September 28, 2006 9:02 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

You have my prayers--both you and your husband.

And that's a good idea. Once I get home, I'll download the lists of ways to support the troops and commit to, like you said, doing something every day. The donation address seemed like a good start.

At October 05, 2006 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another good idea to support the troops is to support their families back here in the States. If you make their day brighter, that is guaranteed to be transferred to their loved ones in the military. Send a toy to a little girl or boy who misses daddy. If you have kids of your own, set up play dates. Share a cup of coffee and some everyday talk with a military spouse. Treat the family to a home cooked meal. Send them their own spirit-lifting "care package" like the ones they send their loved ones.


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