Thursday, June 26, 2008

From The Frontlines

See that widget over there to the right, the one that says From the Frontlines?

Instead of a regular post or two today, I'm simply appealing to your better angel and asking you to accept my challenge to support the web-a-thon today for our troops. It's quick and easy and it will go a long way to show our military that they are held in our thoughts and we thank them for all they do for us.

From the Frontlines is an eight hour marathon with lots of celebrities, talk radio show hosts, troops and military charities getting involved and appearing on the live stream. The project is an idea brought to fruition by Melanie Morgan and her organization, Move America Forward. Uber blogger Michelle Malkin lends her resources to help, too.

Here's how you can do your part: Go here. Simply look through the items available for sponsorship and choose. The level of support ranges from $15.99 on up. Do whatever you are comfortable with and show some love.

It's the least we can do for them.

Appropriately, today is the birthday of the most decorated Marine in American history. Lt. General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller was born on June 26, 1898 in the village of West Point, Virginia. He was known for his leadership techniques of perfectionism; mission over achievement; and fearless, inspirational conduct under fire.

This project also incorporates "Candy Diplomacy", the program that Nancy Reagan in honor of President Reagan. President Reagan was known for his love of jelly beans, including a large jar of them on his desk in the Oval Office. Together with the Jelly Belly Co., Nancy Reagan introduced the current version of Candy Diplomacy, as a means of diplomacy to strength bonds with the children of Afghanistan and Iraq. Soldiers distribute jelly beans to children, a request made by the soldiers themselves, and the labeling on the packages is written in Arabic and English. The message says: "A gift from the American people in hope that your country will one day enjoy the freedom and opportunities that we have in the United States."

Go ahead. Show some love.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Totally awesome Karen, I will check it out and show some love. Thanks for making us all aware of what we can do besides blogging about our support, but by also putting our money where our mouth is! kudos :)N