I have copied this from the Thank a Soldier's homepage - I hope that you enjoy!
(the Copied information, with the permission of Dave Murphy, the site owner, appears in quotes below)
"The Thank A Soldier cause was launched at the end of December 2008, and its Facebook group now has over 4.1 Million members (see our facebook instructions to join). Put simply, our goal is to encourage people from all over the world to say "Thank You" when you cross paths with a member of our military. Whether you do so in person, or through one of the options listed below, send messages of thanks to our men & women serving on operations throughout the world.
Show our military and veterans that we appreciate them and the sacrifices they give to keep us free, whether they are from Canada, USA, Britain, or any member of the UN Coalition. Whether you support what they are doing or not, keep in mind these brave men and women leave their families at home and make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
We would also like to remind everyone to be sure to thank a veteran whenever possible, as without them who knows what language you might be reading this site, in or even if you would be permitted to read it at all.
Thank you to all the men and women who serve and protect our rights and freedoms. Our Thoughts go out to you all and your families who support you while you are on your missions. Our Thoughts go out to those who have lost loved ones who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for us.
This site has been and will always continue to be ad & banner free. We do not charge membership fees, or take monetary donations. We are dedicated to showing all members of the UN Coalition our thanks and respect for their service, not to make a profit. We welcome tributes and submissions from all over the world, related to any branch of the military.
Thank you for taking the time to view this site.
Another part of Thankasoldier.net is "The Thank A Soldier Monthly"(tasmonthly.blogspot.com) which allows members to send write ups and allows everyone to have a voice within the military community."
Please take a few minutes and visit the Thank a Soldier site. I promise it will be well worth your time. And be certain to read Dave Murphy's About Me section. He is a typical, average, outstanding Canadian who cares. He is someone to admire and respect. And I admire and respect everything that he has done! Kudos to you, Dave!
I can't thank you enough for your service and for these posts I will add the Thank a Soldier to my facebookReplyDelete
A very nice thing to do kymber, and I've gone to that web site and have placed it on my favorites. Our guys have been in some of these places so long now we somehow lose track a little of what they are doing for our country. And even hero's can get lonely sometimes. Richard from Amish Stories.ReplyDelete
If your out and about, and having a meal. And see some one in uniform. Maybe pay for their meal. Kathi and I have done this several times. Last time, was for several gentlemen, that had their veteran hats on. One from Korean war, and the other two, from WWII and Korea combined. We asked for their bill. And paid it. I wrote on their bill. Thank you for your service to our country.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kymber.
Very nice Kymber, Flier389 reminded me of when I returned from Iraq I was in a restaurant in Mississippi and someone brought a desert to my table and paid the whole tab. Makes you fell good.ReplyDelete
JUGM - you are so very welcome and i am glad that you are enjoying these posts. i think it is very important for people to be aware that there are soldiers and veterans who have served or are serving. Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day is very important to me.ReplyDelete
Richard - thank you very much! you are so right - because our soldiers have been overseas for so many years - some of them have served multiple times - and we forget them. and heroes do get lonely! thank you Richard!
Flier389 - a class act from a true gentleman! yes - buy a veteran or a soldier a meal! thank them for their service!
Duke - i am glad that a stranger paid for your tab - just proves that there are still people out there who care. thank you for your service!