Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Yellow Ribbons or Phone Cards?

Several bloggers have been buzzing about the significance (or lack thereof) of having the "Support the Troops" magnet on your car, a yellow ribbon on your tree, etc. I haven't really gotten into the debate because I DO think those things are a means of support. They let the troops who are coming home know that they are appreciated and that someone is willing to make a statement on their behalf on their car or yard. I'll bet the guys and gals returning from Vietnam would have loved to see more sights like that!

Anyway, I'm bringing it up today because there IS so much more we can do, and here is a simple idea. The number one request at Walter Reed Hospital, where injured Iraq Vets are being sent, is for paid phone cards. They do not have long distance available and many of the injured will be spending the holidays alone in the hospital with their families miles away. According to Hugh Hewitt, they need an endless supply of the cards, even in amounts as low as $5. They are very inexpensive at places like Walmart & Sams, and they make a great gift in someone's memory or honor! Pick up a couple of extra phone cards next time you're at the store, and send them here:

Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

I can't think of anyone who deserves it more than those who have been injured fighting for our peace, security & freedom.

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