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  • George R
    Here is a url that will link you to a page that gives some positive ways to Support Our Troops. This link is an official Department of Defense web site.
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 31, 2003
      Here is a url that will link you to a page that gives some
      positive ways to Support Our Troops. This link is an
      official Department of Defense web site. (You'll need to
      copy and paste.)

      Here is a url that will link you to a page that gives some
      positive ways to Support Our Troops. This link is an
      official Department of Defense web site mentioned in an
      article that I read today in Boeing News Now.

      http://www.defendamerica.mil/cgi-bin/prfriendly.cgi?http://www.defendamerica.mil/support_troops.html

      It is one of many ways you can be proactive in showing
      support of coalition troops. Feel free to pass it on to
      our team mates and friends.

      Don't forget to reach out the families of the military men
      and women who were left behind. Here are some suggestions
      from the article I mentioned above:

      Suggestions for supporting a military family
      Following are ideas for reaching out to a military family.
      The ideas are from �Homefront Headquarters.�
      Yard day. Get your entire family involved and help with
      yard work - mow the grass, pull the weeds, trim the bushes.

      Fix-It. Can you fix a leaky faucet or at least recommend
      someone who can? If the family is new in town, they may not
      have a good list of mechanics, plumbers or roofers.
      Keep-In-Touch Baskets. Create a simple basket and fill it
      with phone cards, stationery and kids� supplies (markers,
      glitter pens, colored paper) for family members to keep in
      touch with their deployed loved one.
      Photo Shoot. If you have a camera or a gift for
      photography, set aside an hour to take some photos of the
      family in their home or at a nearby park. The deployed
      person will love to have a recent family image.
      High-Tech Communications. If you are skilled with
      computers, consider helping a military family set up an
      e-mail account, Web site or Webcam. There are numerous free
      Web hosting companies that don�t require software but allow
      people to share photos and news. If you own a scanner,
      offer to scan photos, drawings or even that A+ test score
      so the family can share them through the Internet.
      Leave Time. Give the parent a night off by offering to
      babysit. Remember that the parent left at home is now doing
      it all and might be able to use some time away from the
      house.
      Little Pick-Me-Ups. Let the family know that you are
      supporting them with signs of appreciation. Bake cookies.
      Make dinner. Create an encouragement card. Treat them to a
      movie night. Give them a family gift certificate to
      putt-putt golf or batting practice.
      Lend an Ear. Many spouses struggle during this time and
      face strong emotions, including loneliness, fear, anxiety
      and frustration. Just being a good listener and faithful
      friend will make a big difference.
      Fight the Holiday Blues. Holidays can be the toughest time
      when a family member is deployed. Remember that most
      military families don�t live near their relatives and may
      not be able to travel during holidays. Invite a military
      family over for a holiday meal, buy them a small gift (or
      make a craft) or offer to babysit while the parent does
      some shopping.
      Extend Your Family. Consider adopting a military family
      during deployment. Offer an invitation for them to be an
      extension of your own family while the service member is
      deployed. Then treat them as you would other family
      members.


      They need your support in any way you can give it.


      It is one of many ways you can be proactive in showing
      support of coalition troops. Feel free to pass it on to
      anyone who is willing to give such support, regardless of
      their political views about the war and/or the President.

      Don't forget to reach out the families of the military men
      and women who were left behind. Here are some suggestions
      from the article I mentioned above:

      Suggestions for supporting a military family
      Following are ideas for reaching out to a military family.
      The ideas are from �Homefront Headquarters.�

      Yard day. Get your entire family involved and help with
      yard work - mow the grass, pull the weeds, trim the bushes.

      Fix-It. Can you fix a leaky faucet or at least recommend
      someone who can? If the family is new in town, they may not
      have a good list of mechanics, plumbers or roofers.

      Keep-In-Touch Baskets. Create a simple basket and fill it
      with phone cards, stationery and kids� supplies (markers,
      glitter pens, colored paper) for family members to keep in
      touch with their deployed loved one.

      Photo Shoot. If you have a camera or a gift for
      photography, set aside an hour to take some photos of the
      family in their home or at a nearby park. The deployed
      person will love to have a recent family image.

      High-Tech Communications. If you are skilled with
      computers, consider helping a military family set up an
      e-mail account, Web site or Webcam. There are numerous free
      Web hosting companies that don�t require software but allow
      people to share photos and news. If you own a scanner,
      offer to scan photos, drawings or even that A+ test score
      so the family can share them through the Internet.

      Leave Time. Give the parent a night off by offering to
      babysit. Remember that the parent left at home is now doing
      it all and might be able to use some time away from the
      house.

      Little Pick-Me-Ups. Let the family know that you are
      supporting them with signs of appreciation. Bake cookies.
      Make dinner. Create an encouragement card. Treat them to a
      movie night. Give them a family gift certificate to
      putt-putt golf or batting practice.

      Lend an Ear. Many spouses struggle during this time and
      face strong emotions, including loneliness, fear, anxiety
      and frustration. Just being a good listener and faithful
      friend will make a big difference.

      Fight the Holiday Blues. Holidays can be the toughest time
      when a family member is deployed. Remember that most
      military families don�t live near their relatives and may
      not be able to travel during holidays. Invite a military
      family over for a holiday meal, buy them a small gift (or
      make a craft) or offer to babysit while the parent does
      some shopping.

      Extend Your Family. Consider adopting a military family
      during deployment. Offer an invitation for them to be an
      extension of your own family while the service member is
      deployed. Then treat them as you would other family
      members.

      They need your support in any way you can give it.



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      George
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      Last AFC World Champions! **
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