Monday, July 02, 2007

Couple of Ways to Support the Troops this 4th of July

Whether or not you believe in the US policy against Iraq, one thing we can all agree on is the courage and valor of the young men and women serving our country in military service.

This Fourth is a great time to salute them.

There are a couple of ways that I know of to support the troops, but I am sure many of you know of others so please comment to this post with other ideas.

Here are my suggestions:

-- stop and applaude any troops you see walking through US airports. I have witnessed and participated in one of these moments and they are quite touching.

-- make a donation to the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. They provide scholarships to the children of several organizations including the US Marine Corps. You can donate to them here.

-- Send a message of support to the troops at America Supports You, it is free and very simple.

-- Another charity, Givetothetroops.org, has multiple different ways to help the troops, from shopping online affinity programs to donating golf gear so our troops can unwind, check them out here.

-- [From Comment] I added it here also so that a workable link is available. Tell ABC News your favorite 4th of July memories-- or send a 4th of July greeting to loved ones overseas serving in the armed forces! We also would love you to video your local community's 4th of July celebrations and send them to us by July 5th. ABC may use the video on ABC News Now! Link here.


Godspeed for a safe and speedy return home for all of the fine men and women of our armed forces.

And a have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend.

1 comment:

Candice ABC News said...

Hey, I came across your site as I was researching upcoming Fourth of July activities throughout the nation. This is a great interactive opportunity and we hope you’ll take a moment to send in a short 30-45 second video no later than Thursday, July 5th.

Independence Day Messages

Tell us your favorite 4th of July memories-- or send a 4th of July greeting to loved ones overseas serving in the armed forces! We also would love you to video your local community's 4th of July celebrations and send them to us by July 5th. ABC may use the video on ABC News Now!
http://abcnews.go.com/US/BeSeenBeHeard/story?id=3326845