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Friday, May 16, 2008

Celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day by Supporting Our Troops

Now is the month of Maying. Spring is here. The school year is drawing to a close, and we are beginning to plan for summer barbecues, parties, vacations, and days in the sun.

With so much stuff going on in May and with spring fever going around, it is often forgotten or unknown that May is also National Miliary Appreciation Month. Then there is Armed Forces Day on May 17, and of course, Memorial Day is a week from Monday.

I had a history professor that always told us to enjoy our holiday weekend, but he also encouraged us to think and reflect about why we were getting a holiday in the first place. He also encouraged us to avoid the holiday sales, as he felt that our soliders did not fight and die so that retailers could make a buck. While I don't like telling others what they should or should not do, (as I don't like being told myself) I think it is something to think about and consider over the next week and a half, as we celebrate.

And for my own part, in the sprit of giving and in the spirit of honoring the military, I decided to post a few links to some charities and causes that you might be interested in donating to. I think it's very important that we honor all of our Veterans and those who are currently serving. They put themselves in harm's way every day so that we can be free, and they deserve our thanks and so much more.
America Supports You - here you'll find a whole host of charities and services to aid the military .







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