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Ooh, a public post

Posting this publically because I feel it needs to be shared.

As I heard a former ambassador from the US to Iraq say last night. Hate the war. Be angry at the government but please don't take it out on our military. This was posted at a site I frequent quite regularly. Michael and I are planning on doing this. These are the exact words of the original poster:

Even if you are not able to be overseas and are confined “stateside”, you can STILL have a valued part and role in the Operation to FREE IRAQ. SUPPORT THE SOLDIERS!!

There are hundreds of thousands of men and women overseas right now risking their lives, they are away from home and family and out of touch.

Take a moment out of your day to put together a "CARE PACKAGE" (it can’t be anything bigger than a shoe box), send them thank you letters and Cards.

When putting together a “Care Package”, send little things like gum, games or a deck of cards, baby wipes to clean themselves, Kool-aid, chapstick, a roll of toilet paper, a can of Turkey SPAM (it can not be Pork), crackers, any food that won’t spoil during shipping. Remember, it can only be as big as a shoebox. Give enough so they can also share with others in their Unit AND send thank you notes!!

You wouldn’t believe how much it makes a difference, I still have a letter that I received from an 8 year old boy in Noodle, Texas (believe it or not, there is a place called Noodle in Texas and got to visit it and Alexander when I got back Stateside).

Don’t just sit there in front of CNN watching this take place, do your part to help and take a moment out of your day (do it while watching CNN if you must) to let these people know you care and support them. It makes a world of a difference.

Contact your local ANG or Recruiter's office and they will provide to you a listing of individuals and Units in service and help you in this endeavor.


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Mar. 20th, 2003 06:04 pm (UTC)
i totally agree! i have plans on sending something! :)
Mar. 20th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
Mar. 20th, 2003 06:16 pm (UTC)
I whole heartedly agree. I don't support the war efforts, but I supposed the United State's Military. They are doing their job, their Patriotic duty. They shouldn't be punished or ridiculed for a politician's actions. I got into an argument with a narrow-minded individual not too long ago. She said, "you support the troops that are over there, but are against the war???"

Some people just don't understand and I think they support the war for the wrong reasons. I respect other people's choices, but I can't help but be saddened by the fact that somepeople are lemmings, following blindly, faithfully to their leaders. As a citizen of the United States I'm obligated to follow our country into battle, but as a citizen of the world, I cannot justify the war with my own feelings.

Thanks Jeanie!
Mar. 20th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
You're terrific sweetie. ::Hugs::
Mar. 20th, 2003 09:16 pm (UTC)

Check this out!
Mar. 20th, 2003 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!!!
Mar. 20th, 2003 10:39 pm (UTC)
Welcome :)
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Mar. 21st, 2003 12:06 am (UTC)
Thanks sugar. You've been a member of the armed forces, so I'm sure you understand better than some. I was a Marine wife during Desert Storm, though my husband at the time managed to miss going. What some people seem to not get is it's okay to hate the war.. it's not okay to hate the men and women risking their lives fighting it.

I think back on Vietnam and the way the members of the armed forces were treated when they came home and it makes my stomach turn.
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Mar. 21st, 2003 11:12 am (UTC)
I don't, at least not yet. I was going to be contacting my local recruiters office.
Mar. 21st, 2003 06:38 am (UTC)
::HUG:: I love you. You're so wonderful for doing this.

I need to get a present for James for his birthday. Hmmmmm...
Mar. 22nd, 2003 04:08 am (UTC)
i know.. i didnt even know you could do this. im going to find out how i can. and tell my mom and gram and everyone so they will to. i want to do something to help. hell thier risking thier lives for our freedom! man i still think all this is crazy, and i hope it all ends the best it can and sa soon as possiable. everytime (all the time) i watch i cant believe this is going on. im scared. worried and look at my son and thnkgod hes 2 and dont know whats going on. man i hope we can beat this and everything can go back to norm.
Jan. 25th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
this is totatly off topic appropriate wise but at least if it was pork spam the other side would not be stealing there lunch..
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