12/09/2004
 
A Gift of Love for our Troops at Christmas
Lorie Byrd of PoliPundit passes on a suggestion from Hugh Hewitt that is just too good for me not to pass on. Folks, if you celebrate Christmas, Chanukkah, or Kwanza, this is an idea that is ripe for passing on to each and every person that you know.

Cut it, paste it, put it in an e-mail and get it around the world. While our troops are in the field or in the hospital, let's make sure that they can talk to their loved ones this Christmas Season.

"Finally, from a naval officer I respect a great deal, an e-mail on how to aid wounded troops in the two weeks left before Christmas:"


"Yellow ribbons tied around trees and red, white and blue stickers on the backs SUVs saying "Support our Troops" are things that make civilians feel good but do nothing for the men and women actually in uniform."


"So please consider the following:"



"The number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. The government doesn't pay long distance phone charges and these wounded soldiers are rationing their calls home."


"Many will be there throughout the holidays."


"Really support our troops --Send phone cards of any amount to:"


Medical Family Assistance Center

Walter Reed Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue,

NW Washington, DC 20307-5001

"They say they need an "endless" supply of these -- any amount even $5 is greatly appreciated."


"Walmart has good prices on AT&T cards, Sams Club is even better, if you are a member."


I am sure you would feel better about doing this, than to buy something for a third cousin, that would find it on the closet shelf six months later, and wonder where it came from."


"Please pass this portion on, copy and paste it into your e-mail."



And NOW for my own little tidbit: Write your Congressman and tell them to enter a bill for the government to pay for long distance phone calls home for any soldier wounded in a theater of war. The government can even buy them at Sams Club at maybe a bigger discount.


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