Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #16

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, here are:

13 Ways to Support Our Military
  1. Fly the flag on your house, car, or business during May.
  2. Send an email or a letter through Thanks A Million .
  3. Send a care package to a solider through USO Cares.
  4. Organize an event or donation drive in your community or workplace.
  5. Ask your elected officials at all levels to support the troops or a military member you know.
  6. Wear a support our troops wristband or t-shirt.
  7. Register your support at America Supports You!
  8. Ask libraries, schools, or organizations to participate in recognizing our armed forces by doing some of the above.
  9. Ask local media (TV, newspaper, radio) to feature a military member you know.
  10. When you see a person in a military uniform, shake their hand and say thank you for serving our country.
  11. Raise funds for military charities.
  12. Hire a veteran using Vets First. Visit, HireVetsFirst to learn about how.
  13. Leave a comment to say thank you to the Old Man and his family!

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Starrlight said...

Both grandfathers were Vets. Happy TT!

she said...

Wonderful list. I'm a military spouse as well - and a base brat...and grandchild of those who served...and great grandchild - what can I say, military runs in our blood ;)

Ingrid said...

i say AMEN!!!!! what a great idea for this week's T13 list!!!

Nicholas said...

And bring them home, to their families and their own country, as soon as possible.

Barbara said...

Great list. Our military certainly needs our support! My husband was in the Vietnam war and they didn't get the support they needed.

My TT is up.

Babystepper said...

Thanks for the ideas! God bless you and your family.

Dragonheart said...

Great list! My human dad is an officer in the Canadian Forces, so we support the military in many ways. We don't have the same programs that the U.S. military does, but we support the Canadian military and veterans in other ways.

The GateKeeper said...

If it wasn't for the American military I would have never been born. They rescued both my parents from a Japanese POW camp in WWII and here I am. They have wonderful stories about soldiers who held them, fed them and just plain cared for them when they finally were able to come to their rescue. I will link to your TT. Thanks for the reminder.

Sparky Duck said...

hey, hire a vet first as long as they hire a duck second :)

lucky you btw

Harry said...

I salute you in the military, we owe you our gratitude.

We support you all,waiting for your safe return.

Old man... 1/6/ all the other Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard,I remember you daily.

God Bless you all,
Till you return safe and sound....Vet's forever......

Lynne said...

Hi - I came over from Amy's Scavenger Hunt. Great list!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Great list! I know I can do some of those. Thank you to you and the Old Man for all you've done and given to us and thank you to all the Vets who have worked and sacrificed to keep us safe. God Bless!