Monday, January 31, 2011

Today I adopted a Soldier

Hi to anyone that may be reading this.

I am proud to say I adopted a soldier today. It may sound odd but I actually found out about this program from a Holiday Movie, "The Christmas Card". This was a wonderful story about a girl writing a letter to an unknown soldier serving our country overseas.
The soldier who recieved her letter carried it with him always. When the soldier got leave, he traveled to the town where the letter came from. Long story short...they fall in love and live happily ever after. That was the movie, but in the special features they talked about how much soldiers love to hear from home. Even if it is just a card or letter, once in a while, and the movie talked about Adopting a Soldier.

Recently I talked to my children about how hard it would be to be so far away from your family so we decided we would do this.

I am starting with one contact and hope to add more over time. I also hope my children learn something from this effort, as well.

Any one interested...
I did a google search and typed in "Adopt a Soldier' and was surprised how many organizations there are out there so I will not say one is better than another but the one I joined is called "Adopt a US Soldier".

I signed up on Saturday and was giving my soldier's name and contact information today, Monday. So there is a quick response time. I hope this does not mean that there are a lot more soldiers looking for supporter then there are supporter signing up for this program.

Any way I highly recommend everyone doing this!

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