"A Country At War!" "A Nation
Divided". Who would have thought we would still be hearing these
sentiments in our lifetime? With American Troops on multiple continents'
soil, and with the arrival of another holiday season away from home, there has
never been a more important time for U.S. Citizens to show their support for
our military. What can you do to show our troops you care?
Fly Military Flags: Are you a
veteran of the armed forces? Do you know someone who is currently serving in
the military or is a veteran? There are military flags
available representing every branch and they come in all shapes and sizes.
You can hang them outside of your home to show support for the troops
that have a tender spot in your family's heart. You can also wave them
proudly from your car, your porch, or from a balcony. Anyone for whom
that flag resonates will be grateful you are showing your support.
Wave American Flags:
American Flags demonstrate that you're proud to be an American.
They are reminder that we are the United States of America
and that patriotism should come first and foremost above all other political
viewpoints. They also show our troops that America is sending them
support from home. It validates their sacrifices and willingness to put their
life on the line.
Care Packages: Whether you know a
soldier serving abroad or not, send a care package to say, "Thank you".
Websites such as this one can
help guide you in creating the perfect care package. Insight from current
and former military personnel will tell you what items are most appreciated and
difficult to come by in other countries. Imagine the joy you'll transmit
thousands of miles away when a soldier opens a package from a perfect stranger,
filled with items he or she has been craving. It can offer inspiration to keep
him/her going another day.
Help a Military Family:
Soldiers aren't the only ones who sacrifice in times of war. Their
family's have made the ultimate sacrifice of their husbands, wives, mothers,
and fathers. Losing a critical family member makes family life more
challenging. Reach out to military families in your community today and
ask how you can help.
Active troops and veterans have given their life energy abroad so that we can
enjoy our freedoms at home. Support them by actively demonstrating your