As we are all scurrying around to parties and gift-buying binges, please take some time to do something for our volunteer men and women serving in the US Armed Forces all around the world.
We are in a generational and ideological struggle between Western democratic liberal ideals and radical Islamic fascism. Our troops are on the front lines of this war in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Phillipines, Africa, and many other hot spots in this worldwide struggle.
One of my personal favorite pro-military organizations is Soldier’s Angels.
Soldiers’ Angels was started by a self-described ordinary mother of an ordinary young man turned hero, Sgt. Brandon Varn. Brandon was deployed in Iraq and has since honorably completed his mission and has returned back to his proud and loving family.
In the summer of 2003, he wrote home expressing his concern that some soldiers did not receive any mail or support from home. Being a caring and loving mother, she decided not to allow a situation like that to continue. She contacted a few friends and extended family to ask if they would write to a soldier or two. Within a few short months, Soldiers’ Angels went from a mother writing a few extra letters to an Internet Community with thousands of angels worldwide.
After all, how can you say “no” to a group of American military moms?!?! I’ve donated to Soldier’s Angels today as I have each Christmastime.
Please do something this holiday season to support our volunteer military and remind them that the American people stand behind them here at home!