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Monday, October 24, 2005

More Than a Soldier...


Our soldiers have many responsibilities and most of these responsibilities are very stressful, difficult, and taxing. In addition to their duties, our soldiers also play significant roles as humanitarians and ambassadors of goodwill within the regions they are stationed.

I don't believe that the average American understands all that the armed forces are involved in. Here is a great website that has candid shots as well as short articles concerning the many activities of our soldiers during wartime in a foreign land. You will find stories like this one: Soldiers Visit Orphanage Bearing Gifts, Medical Aid and pictures like the one here in my post. It really is amazing to say the least.

So what got me to looking for, and at, all of this information? Well, I was given a website via e-mail the other day concerning Operation: Help The Kids. According to Major Danny Davis, the commander of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Colonel H.R. McMaster, is gathering supplies for the local children in the Sunni Triangle region.

The supply list contains the following items:

school supplies (blank writing pads, pens, pencils, erasers, backpacks, etc.)

backpacks

toys (soccer balls, frisbee, small beanie baby type toys)

The 90 Day Prayer Campaign has posted detailed information on their website including the addresses of where to send your donated items. There is also an address for sending gifts to the soldiers.

To sum it all up, there are literally hundreds of ways that you can show your support for our troops. You can go here and choose whether to help wounded soldiers, their families, or the children of the soldiers from the extensive listings.

Of course, the biggest gift that you can give anyone is the gift of prayer. Please continue to pray for our troops, our nation, and our leadership.

later...

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