Monday, May 31, 2010
Pimpin' it for the Troops
at 10:11 AM
To me, it can't be Memorial Day without remembering what Memorial Day is for, can it?
So, in honor of our troops, here are a few ways to get involved supporting them.
Remember, whether or not you support the war, there are real people out there fighting for a cause. They definitely need our love and continued support.
One of my favorite causes, IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America), is asking that we remind our family and friends what Memorial Day is all about.
Check here for some ideas on how to spread the word.
Move America Forward is always asking for supporters to send care packages to the troops.
I loved sending care packages when Soldier was deployed. Because he was an officer, I frequently sent more than enough so that he could share with his men. He would send me pictures of smiling soldiers playing with random toys my daughters would throw in the box. We'd also go to the party store and buy silly games or hacky sacks just for entertainment value. They ate it up.
He even gave some gifts to the Iraqi children.
Check out The Campaign Store to send care packages. All it takes is a small donation to make someone's day.
Donate to Sarah's cause: Wounded Warrior Project
Sarah is planning on running in the New York City marathon this fall. This is the same marathon where her brother Ryan died in 2007. She is running in Ryan's honor and attempting to raise money for the troops who come home wounded from war.
You can also support the USO. Or send a thank you email through A Million Thanks.
Or simply take a moment, when you're slurping down some barbecue or a margarita, when you're enjoying the beauty of a cloudless sunshiny day with your family around the pool, when you're sitting at a baseball game with your buddies, and remember what the true meaning of the day is for.
Please remember to say Thank You.
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