Thursday, December 09, 2004

INSTEAD OF YELLOW RIBBONS...

UPDATE - December 28, 2004



I've just checked my email, and it appears that the link to Blackfive is broken.



I'm telling everyone I know about this:
"Yellow ribbons tied around trees and red, white and blue
stickers on the backs SUVs saying "Support our Troops"
are things that make civilians feel good but do nothing
for the men and women actually in uniform.

So please consider the following:

The number ONE request at Walter Reed hospital is phone cards. The government doesn't pay long distance phone charges and these wounded soldiers are rationing their calls home.


Locally, some inexpensive places to get phone cards are - Marc's, Walmart, and Target.

So, while you are trekking around town, picking up things for your loved ones, consider adding a phone card (any size) to your purchases, and sending it to:

Medical Family Assistance Center
Walter Reed Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, N
Washington, DC 20307-5001

You won't be sorry.

Here's a link to Blackfive, a miliblogger who has some suggestions on what you can do besides display a yellow or red, white, and blue magnetic ribbon sign on your car.


In the spirit of The Christophers,
It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness

1 comment:

tom sherman said...

the link to Blackfive is broken...