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Friday, December 21, 2007

Help Soldiers. Little Ways. Big Ways

This post includes a resource for those casting about for something we can do other than put out yellow ribbons and send emotion-laden e-mails. This, like other ideas for doing something meaningful for our troops will become a permanent part of this blog. Scroll down to the element at the bottom of the page for more information and if you have any ideas, please let me know. Please include links or addresses necessary to follow through with help.

An organization known as Move-On is helping the USO provide thousands of phone cards to servicemen and women stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and around the world, so that they can call their friends, family, and loved ones this holiday season.
You can give $15 to buy a phone card for our troops.

They are doing that by helping the USO phone cards program. $15. will give a soldier several minutes visiting loved ones by phone. To chip in copy and paste this URL:

To learn more about the USO, a non-governmental, non-partisan organization, please visit
Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence.

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