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Thanks is Not Enough; Help Support Our Troops and Veterans

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On this Memorial Day, remember those who have passed, those who served and those who are continuing to serve; thank them, their families and friends, but also remember to support our troops who are an all volunteer force of men and women which comprises less than 1% of our population.

Our troops serve us by protecting our country, and we need to serve our troops by supporting them. Yet, our troops suffer from increased rates of unemployment, homelessness, health issues, and most notably suicide. We need to reach out to help, and opportunities abound if you are so inclined.

Here are links to specific organizations to provide assistance in your quest to support our troops and their families:

Blue Star Families: “Support. Connect. Empower. By Military Families For Military Families.”

Code of Support: “Bridging the gap between civilian and military America”

Operation Homefront: “Provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.”

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

-John F. Kennedy

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  1. November 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    To all those who have served and are serving, their families and their friends, thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you find strength, happiness and peace on this Veterans Day and in the years to come.

  2. July 7, 2012 at 11:15 am

    What a great idea, Rebecca, and for those of you who want more information about Operation Gratitude (OG) please take a look at their website: http://www.operationgratitude.com/ and don’t forget to take a look at Rebecca’s organization who works to support OG by visiting http://shop.gratefulchics.com/Patriotic-Star-6-length-STAR09P.htm

    Thanks for your comment, and support of our troops!

  3. July 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Here is a nice way to say Thanks to the Troops. The Grateful Chics will donate a Patriotic Grateful Bead Strand to a soldier every time one is purchased. This charitable partnership is through Operation Gratitude, a non-profit that send care packages to our Troops. The soldiers will know someone cares, remembers and is grateful for their service with these tokens of Gratitude. Check them out here: http://shop.gratefulchics.com/Patriotic-Star-6-length-STAR09P.htm

  4. May 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I’m so glad you found the information useful, and thank you for your comment.

  5. May 29, 2012 at 7:51 am

    I’m not sure the place you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time studying more or figuring out more. Thanks for excellent information.

  6. May 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the links, Kevin, and please feel free to take a look at the links posted in the blog as their programs also focus on helping troops who have returned and need our support.

  7. May 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Let’s not forget those that returned but still need our support.
    http://www.nvhs.us/
    https://www.facebook.com/VeteranSupport

  8. May 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    My thanks to all our Veterans, Troops, their families and friends, and to those who support our Veterans and Troops. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Holiday!

  1. May 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

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