SUPPORT OUR TROOPS THIS HOLIDAY SEASONby Tracy Will
This message is not religiously or politically motivated. In this country we have the freedom to believe in, worship and celebrate whom or whatever we choose, or not; the freedom to voice our opinion, support or protest whichever political views we choose. This message only asks that as we go about our celebrating this holiday season, or not as the case may be, we remember why we have the freedom to do so.
This message is to honor the service and sacrifice of our military personnel, past and present alike, to those that gave some, and those that gave all. So whether you're doing holiday shopping, traveling to see friends and family, or just going about your everyday business, if you see a member of our military, take a moment to shake their hand and thank them for their service and sacrifice, and wish them and their families well this holiday season.
What may seem like an insignificant moment to us may very well mean the world to them and their families. So please keep in mind this holiday season and well into the New Year, the war isn't over, and freedom isn't free.
Visit these links to find other ways to support our troops:
Joiningforces.gov - White house site listing various opportunities for supporting troops & their families
http://www.wnyafn.com/wnyvets.htm - listing of local veteran's organizations
http://www.supportourmarinesinc.org/ - Florida based non-profit supporting Marines overseas
http://www.soldiersangels.org/ - Non-profit offering opportunities to assist veterans, wounded & deployed military personnel
http://semperfifund.org/ - Non-profit assisting injured Marineshttp://www.military.com/spouse/content/military-life/military-resources/how-to-support-our-troops.html - listing of various military support websites
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