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Originally posted by The Vagabond
ATS Members: Want to ACTIVELY support our troops?
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
What? No takers? Come on folks, get ACTIVE. We run our mouths an awful lot, but what do we really do civic-wise? The only way a Democracy can work is if a nation's citizen's PARTICIPATE DIRECTLY!
Originally posted by Jemison
My next door neighbors' son is in the Army and currently in Iraq. I'll ask them their opinion of your suggestion and if they feel it would be beneficial I will be happy to get 'active'.
Originally posted by Dr Love
Well, after reading this yesterday, I walked over to Tom DeLay's Houston office which is right across the street from me. I mentioned this to his secretary and she told me to go frock myself. So I came back to work and jumped back on ATS.
Is that participation??
[edit on 17-2-2005 by Dr Love]
Originally posted by yourrolemodel1973
We are going to have troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan forever. We still have troops in South Korea from a war in the 50s, in Japan and Germany from a war in the 40s and troops in the Phillipines and Cuba from a war with Spain. Spain for God's sake! Our troops are never coming home. Period. Get used to that idea.
Darwinism with guns. That's what it is.
Unfortunately, we need to decide what is more important. Our survival or theirs. That's what this is really about. Alot of Americans(French, Russians and Germans too) obviously don't grasp this.
And don't tell me this about money or oil. We are a country based on making money (maybe unfortunately).
I'll write this guy, because despite my support of the wars I agree we need to know what our goals are. Good luck with this thing.
Originally posted by The Vagabond
Sure. Give me a day or so and I'll put up a polite form letter that you and others can print and sign if you like.
It's hard not to get somewhat emotional thinking back to the Gulf War. To this day I have never experienced (personally) such an outpouring of support as back then. [To this day it's difficult for me to listen to the National Anthem ('speshly Whitney Houston's version) and Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" in public.] I guess it made me love this country a thousand times more. The support our citizens showered us with gave us a strength words cannot describe. Each and every day we received BAGS and BAGS full of letters addressed "to any soldier." They'd give us handfuls each night, especially to those who didn't get any mail (which is a Godsend). I wrote back to each and every man woman and child whose letter I read. I even developed friendships with a handful. I saved all that correspondence, too. Not long ago, I read through several of them again. Good thing I was alone, I got really emotional. I thought about writing to them one more time, after all this time, to just say THANK YOU, once again. For putting aside their valuable time to support someone they didn't even know. It meant everything.
Originally posted by metalfan87
Anyways I just wanted to say thank you for your devoted service I'm so greatful I really am.... THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!! This goes out to all the members here who have also served. THANK YOU ALL!
Originally posted by DJFiyaaBl8
hey I am not from the USA, but from the Netherlands, I still want to help if possible, just tell me what to do