Few of us save bacon grease or lard. Even less of us have given up eating meat or butter so the United States Troops can eat better. Do you know anyone at all who has planted a Victory Garden so they won’t be a burden on the food supply and their portion can be utilized for the troops? None of us, that I know of, have ration cards for sugar, gasoline or rubber.
To date, 1, 404 United States Troops have died while fighting in Afghanistan. Our government calls it a Limited Military Engagement.
To be quite clear, I am tired. Tired of sending cards and letters and care packages. We have been doing it for years. Yes, YEARS. However, the military powers that be, have not asked for my opinion as to when to bring our troops home.
As we move along through our daily lives, there are United States soldiers who are defending our right to do just that. We drive where we want to, eat what we choose, recycle or not, mow our yards with gas fed mowers, we plan big Bar B Ques, we plan our summer vacations.
I honestly do not know one girlfriend who has gone over to another girlfriend’s home and used a ball point pen to draw a “seam” down the back of her legs. That is affirmative. NO stockings, girls. During past wars, the nylon was used for parachutes for our troops.
We have another soldier we are supporting. He is a man of honor. He leaves behind a young daughter and son. This is his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. By supporting I don’t mean I am all of a sudden cooking bacon and saving the grease to use over and over. I am not planning a party with girlfriends and sharpies to draw stocking “seams” up and down our legs.
By supporting another honorable soldier, that means we will do several things. We lift their names up in prayer. I write their name on a rock near my prayer candle so we remember. We pray for the family and friends he has left behind. We address cards with postage affixed and we ask others to sign.
Take a pre-stamped addressed card to your work, your quilt group, your 4-H Horse club, your car club. Ask people to sign the card. Yes, it is that easy. No, you don’t have to give up bacon or use a ration card. No, you don’t have to give up butter or limit your gasoline use. You just need to send a card.
If you want to take it a step further, you can send a care package. Or you can attend a little league baseball game and support his son or daughter. You can do as little or as much as you wish. But please, for the sake of Patriotism & being a Grateful American, DO SOMETHING.
Yes, I will gladly share the name and address of our latest soldier. The more the merrier. Please share with your friends. I guarantee you, if he gets a care package or a couple of cards…he will share. It’s what they do. It’s who they are.
May God Bless our Troops and keep them safe until they all come home.
Sincere and Heartfelt thanks from Mr. Right and I.
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” Winston Churchill