My brother and my sister both served in the military and it is my youngest son’s dream to be a soldier and to protect our country. I can remember talking to my sister on the phone occasionally when she was overseas and some times she would really need a pick me up. It was hard for her to be so far away from home and there was little time for fun or sleep for that matter. I wrote her letters almost every day hoping to send cheer her way and to help her get through each day. I’m sure it’s even harder now for our military families since there is so much more danger overseas now compared to when my siblings served. I couldn’t imagine.
Today I find that supporting the military is much more common place. A local radio station just had a campaign where they came up with over 600,000 letters to send our troops in time for Thanksgiving letting them know how much we appreciate what they are doing and the sacrifices they are making for us. Companies like General Mills have a similar campaign, Cheerios sendCheer campaign. For each postcard sent between now and November 30, 2012 (you can find the postcards on Cheerio boxes, just cut and fill out), they will donate $1 to the USO. They guarantee at least a $150,000 donation and a maximum of $250,000. Cut, write, and send cheer. It’s that easy!
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