Express Your Support and Appreciation to Our Troops: Here’s How


Mass or anonymous mailings of gifts to our troops are controlled by the authorities but there still are many ways for you to show your appreciation and support for the efforts and sacrifice of our troops fighting for freedom or preserving peace around the world.  Read here of specific things you can do and then share  the list with your friends and neigbors and your local newspaper too! Words: 423

So said Tara Copp in an article published by Scripps Howard News Service. Lorimer Wilson, editor of, presents below further edited [..] excerpts from the original article* for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. (Please note that this paragraph must be included in any article reposting to avoid copyright infringement.) Copp went on to say:

Here’s the list:

1. Contact the public affairs office of the nearest military base to your home and get involved in one of their “support our troops” programs. Many local military communities, [for example,] have programs where you can host a dinner for young stationed soldiers [where you can get to know a number of them personally and when they are stationed overseas], you’ll then have specific soldiers to support.

2. Contact the base family-support offices to see if families with spouses deployed are in need of help. Often, a donated oil change or home repair can make a big difference in a family’s life.

3. [Check out] local base newspapers [which] often have listings of community events and volunteer projects [which you can] get involved in.

4. Donate a calling card to help service members keep in touch with their families. You can do so at:

5. Sign a virtual thank-you card at:

6. Send a greeting via e-mail at: or

7. Make a donation to one of the military relief societies:

Air Force:
Coast Guard:

8. Volunteer at a VA hospital to show support for veterans of America’s past conflicts.

9. Donate to the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services:

10. Don’t send mass mailings to any one member for distribution. It clogs the military mail system.


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