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Monday, July 6th 2009

14:40 (3270 days, 7h, 10min ago)

July 4th Is More Than Just Picnics, BBQ's, Vacations, Parties & Store Sales

  • Name: barb Whitehead & Andi Grant

A note from Andi Grant & Barbara Whitehead ...

As we spent time this weekend celebrating the 4th of July, we hope we also had some time to reflect on the true meaning of independence. The 4th of July, unfortunately has become just an occasion for a day on the lake, a cookout, a sale at the department stores.

Our independence was won by the strength and courage of military men who stood up and said that our country will be one with freedoms for our citizens. For members of our military who are deployed, Independence Day has a real meaning. It means fighting terrorists who want to keep the population living in fear, stealing their resources, and forcing them to do the will of the terrorists.

Our troops see children who are not allowed to attend school, women who are not allowed medical care, education or an opportunity to have a career. Our troops have seen successes in the Middle East. In Iraq, they have seen a country have an opportunity to write a Constitution, establish a form of government, allow women to vote, develop schools, medical facilities, and infrastructures.

Our troops are proud of their work in training local military and security units so the countries can stand up and take charge of their own lives. To see our troops deliver supplies from caring Americans and other countries that help the local populations, swells our hearts with pride. Our troops are delivering wheelchairs for disabled children, distributing school supplies, clothing for children who may not own coats and boots to get through the freezing temperatures in the isolated mountains, toys to provide joy and happiness and providing medical care.

Our troops are facing extremely difficult living conditions while continuing the fight against terrorism. As we think about the meaning of freedom, we should support the troops for their sacrifices, dedication and bravery in protecting our world, our country, and our families. Our troops missed being with their families and friends for the celebration. Let's send them a touch, and taste of home so they know how much we care.

Please make a donation today to help us on our mission of support. We especially need items to provide items for the special projects for the children of Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries. You can donate school supplies, children's coats, boots, shoes and socks, small stuffed animals, and soccer balls.

Please also remember that we also are in urgent need of monetary donations to pay for postage. Our organization needs about $9,000 each month just to pay for postage. We welcome individuals, businesses, churches, etc to sponsor a month of postage.

As we're just getting into the summer need for our "Beat the Heat" campaign, we ask that you not forget our troops during the holidays. Our Christmas/Hanukkah holiday collection will begin in September. Watch our website for details!

Our troops and their families thank you.

Posted by RITA ALLEY:

I have never been on a web site that I have enjoyed so much. I will visit this web site at least 3 or 4 times ever week..This year the American Legion Auxiliary will be the Care Bears for our veterans,our members,our children and our communities.The American Legion is now known world wide as the largest women patriotic service organization, "The American Legion Auxiliary" On november 10,2009 was 90yrs old. That is how many years that our members (etc) have been at our veterans side helping in any that we can. GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM,Come home safe
Friday, November 20th 2009 @ 12:42 (3133 days, 8h, 9min ago)

Posted by SFC Stacey Spellman:

Thank you so very much for all you do for us. I have received two care packages from you guys and my soldiers love them Thank You again it means so much from us when we get to see cards from children and prayers from other adults that still believe in our mission here.It is truly appreciated.
16th EN BDE
Camp Liberty Iraq:):)
Monday, March 29th 2010 @ 5:29 (3004 days, 16h, 22min ago)

Posted by alesum:

Keep up the good job.
Thursday, October 14th 2010 @ 2:36 (2805 days, 19h, 14min ago)

Posted by Susan Zimmerman:

Very nice website, you have. It has touched me deeply, my Children's Dad is in Afghanistan. It gets hard sometimes, but I manage by writing, putting my thoughts on pictures and sharing with others. God bless You ALL.

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Friday, July 29th 2011 @ 18:36 (2517 days, 3h, 14min ago)

Posted by aircraft maintenance:

I am feeling very glad to read this post. Must say well written post..

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Saturday, December 24th 2011 @ 7:13 (2369 days, 13h, 38min ago)

Posted by Anonymous:

Great work you have done - simply superb. Very nice post.

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Monday, February 25th 2013 @ 10:09 (1940 days, 10h, 41min ago)

Posted by Shelly Slader:

Patriotism is a force for good.

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Thursday, August 22nd 2013 @ 13:19 (1762 days, 8h, 31min ago)

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