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WANNA DO SOMETHING REALLY NICE FOR THE TROOPS?  Well, you should!   

Have extra frequent flyer miles?  Some brave soldier could sure use them to go see his or her family when they get a pass from Iraq. Go to www.heromiles.org/

GREAT Additional links listed here:
www.heromiles.org/links.html  

Care packages for our troops.  Great for clubs, organizations or a family showing the importance of our military and helping others to their children.

www.anysoldier.com/index.

www.opgratitude.com
 
www.uso.org/


The Hugs Project helps out our troops in a variety of ways from trying to keep the troops cool in 140 degree temperatures to getting them normal items they need for keeping clean and sharp. So check them out and see if you can help them by either volunteering or with a donation that’s tax deductible: www.thehugsproject.com/


For a list of VA hospitals that need volunteers go here: www.va.gov/volunteer.org
HELPING OUR TROOPS
Race fans are some of the most patriotic folks around.  They love our military.  We've been having military flyovers at the Track for as long as I can remember.  One reason I think it went from a regional sport to a national sport were from all the military that saw races when stationed in the south and turned their family & friends onto it when they returned home. 

No matter what you think of our government or President, what we have here in this great country is the best there is on this earth.  We have what we have ALL because of our brave military forces.

Have you protested the war, any war?
...then you owe the fact that you can do that to our military and veterans.

Do you complain at the water cooler about our government?
...then you owe the fact that you can do that to our military and veterans.

Are you a female who dresses as she pleases?
......then you owe the fact that you can do that to our military and veterans.

Are you sitting at work or at home in relative comfort reading this?
......then you owe the fact that you can do that to our military and veterans. 

I believe it is EVERY single person OBLIGATION to support our military and veterans.  The pay they receive is ridiculously low especially when you consider what they do for us in return.  It is unacceptable that any military man or women or veteran be treated the way they were after Vietnam.

Don't have money, how about your time?  I volunteer at the VA hospital here in Charleston SC and it has brought me to tears when a veteran missing his legs has thanked me for passing out magazines.  Him thanking me....trust me I thanked him.  I can't tell you how many times I have been thanked by a veteran for volunteering there.  Call your local VA hospital and give what ever time you can.

Below are some places I've found that help our military in some way.

Check it out to see if it is something within your means you can do.  You owe it to them.

Jo Ann Hlavac  


What is mesothelioma? 

It is a rapacious cancer that attacks the internal lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart. More than 30 percent of Americans beset with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos during military service. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States' armed forces. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service.  Asbestos dot com offers complete information on mesothelioma treatment options, lists of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases.  Additionally their Veterans Assistance Department offers extensive experience in filing VA claims and can help any veteran coping with mesothelioma receive benefits from the VA system.

the USO has teamed up with United Through Reading®: to help families stay close.  The United Through Reading Program provides access to books, cameras, DVDs and mailers at USO locations worldwide. Soldiers are video-recorded reading books and talking to their children. Back home, when kids miss Mommy or Daddy, they can insert a DVD to see and hear the one they love and connect in a way that simply isn't possible through letters and photos.

To help the families of fallen soldiers www.heropaintings.com

All you do is take a survey: Help the Troops Call Home

Also check out www.gatheringofeaglesnc.com

Soldiers' Angels

Operation Homelink
provides free computers to families of deployed military personnel.

Operation Uplink
A unique program that keeps military personnel and hospitalized veterans in touch with their families and loved ones by providing them with a free phone card.

Project Homefront
This effort helps these families keep up their homes while their loved ones are away.

Operation Quiet Comfort  

America Supporting Americans

America Supports You website

4 The Troops

www.angelsncamouflage.org/

AdoptaPlatoon

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Army Emergency Relief

AIR FORCE AID SOCIETY

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

www.adoptaplatoon.org

www.webofsupport.com

OPERATION QUIET COMFORT ~
Helping our Wounded Heros, one at a time...
groups.yahoo.com/group/operationquietcomfort

ARMAD
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day
showing support for our troops...
sign the guest book to tell our troops how much you appreciated them
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