Thursday, August 03, 2006

"We Support Our Troops ..."

"We Support Our Troops!"

The bumper sticker is everywhere and that's not a bad thing. But the question arises:

How do you support our troops?

Is it in name only? Do you just pay them lip service, or have you actually done something to show your support for our troops?

Whether you agree with the war in Iraq or the fundamental reasons for our being there, we should be thankful each and every day that there are dedicated men and women that are willing to put their lives on the line to ensure the freedoms that our country was founded upon.

These men and women have families of their own that love and often depend on them. Families that are left behind without the support of their loved ones. At the very least, we should pray, often -- if not daily -- , for the safety of the troops stationed overseas, for their safe return, and for the loved ones left at home.

My children have colored pictures and written letters to service men and women thanking them for their bravery and telling them that they are able to sleep better at night because of the important job these soldiers are doing. We are also sending care packages to soldiers.

There are several organizations which sponsor an "adopt a soldier" programs where you can send care packages and/or letters to a soldier stationed overseas. You can look in on military families with loved ones stationed overseas, and offer to cook meals, watch kids, etc. Why not Volunteer to meet a returning flight of soldiers out at the airport? Wave signs and banners telling these troops just how much we truly do appreciate them and their sacrifices.

So get up off your "couch". Stop gabbing, stop text messaging, and yes -- dare I say it -- stop blogging! Just for a moment: And actually do something to show that you support our troops! God Bless America: land of the Free and the home of the Brave! Amen!

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