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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Why I'm Proud of My Silver Lion

My grandson is a Silver Lion. I have a blue and silver ribbon on the bumper of my car that proclaims he is a hero. Of course, not many know why he is a hero nor will they be able to tell by the ribbon. But here is the reason.

This, quoted from the article, helps explain why I am so proud of Travis and his comrades. It says:

"Not only does the aid [providing propane tanks to Iraqi villagers] provided by the soldiers help the local population, it also is a way for the soldiers to reassure the people of their support.

"'What we did today made an immediate impact on the villages," [one soldier] said. 'It helped to strengthen the local trust of coalition forces.'"

What a treat it is to see our troops providing peaceful solutions to problems rather than war-like ones.
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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