Here is a little something everyone can participate in.
Something cool that Xerox is doing:
If you go to http://www.letssaythanks.com you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier who is currently serving in Iraq. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.
All of the cards have been created by schoolchildren and the hardest part is deciding which one to choose.
It is FREE, you donâ€™t have to sign up, and it only takes a second.
Our daughter is currently trying to get her school to send care packages to a Marine unit in Iraq, they're just finalizing the details.
From what I was told, these Marines are operating from remote posts and are unable to get to the PX on a regular basis so they've requested some basics like personal hygiene supplies and snacks. They also requested letters and pictures from home.
If anyone would like to help these guys out I can give you the contact info.
"But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782
Arguing with a truck driver is like wrestling with a pig in mud, eventually you realize the pig enjoys it.
Here is what we are doing, we have a friend who is over there and our cub scout pack and girl scout troop have been collecting things for them to ship over. They have requested cans of tuna, soap, chocolate, etc. So for the past couple of weeks we have been collecting canned food and such to send over to them. The package goes out next week.
A way to help out is to go to your local recruiters office (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, etc) and ask them what you can do, or what you can put together to help these fine men and women over there.
03 TJ with a bunch of upgrades...
My parent's church will be sending my team care packages when we go back over. We're embedded, meaning no PX's for us... Anything from home is good to get when you're up in the boonies with no one around except the nationals (locals).
Americans sleep safely in their beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do them harm...
Happiness is a Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber and a target at least a click out........
I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes, if you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.....
The son of a very good long time friend is now in Kyrgyzstan in the Air Force. We sent him a care package with a bunch of goodies for Christmas in the hope that it will lighten the burden of being away from home this time of year. I think anything we can do to support the troops is a good thing.
"At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher."
hank you for all you do. You portray what we Americans value most...freedom. Thank you for your commitment and bravery. May this card help bring you good health, clarity of mind and the courage you need to be successful. Each of you play such an important role in protecting our country. Please know that we are all behind your efforts and appreciate you and pray for you daily. You are all heroes to us!
Thats the one I sent. Love you guys
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present."
I just wanted to say Thank You to all of you that send care packages and cards to deployed troops. It always made me smile and feel good knowing ya'll are behind us and support us. I've spent 3 different christmas's in Iraq and loved to get letters or cards from different school classes or people i didn't even know. I've also kept every letter,card and picture that i have recieved because of what they mean.
(sometimes it's all troops get from home. some of them dont have family)
My wife sends care packages to the troops in Afgan and Iraq they really love it. Its cool because they send nice things back to us, beautiful Iraqi emroidered rugs, certificates of thanks etc
Theres a website whos name escapes me right now where you can go and see who needs what, they hook you right up with a specific individual and their needs/wants. www.anysoldier.com i think. take a look, you have no idea what pleasure a simple thing like a pack or cards or a DVD or something brings to those in danger.