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It's Independence Day 2008! Thank the Troops!

liberty2Guest Commentary for reprint and circulationLet's all go out and celebrate our liberty, and while we do let's each take note that it's the troops who gained it for us in the American Revolution and protect it for us today. So let's celebrate the 4th of July by honoring the troops.
Over 90% of us Americans have never served in the military.  As Chairman of SupportOurTroops.Org, I am one of them, representative of the rest.   And on behalf of all of us whom the troops protect, I thank them.To my fellow civilians I posit the following question: Your neighbor leaves his family to go off and protect your family; morally what you should do for his family?  For her family? Do we leave them to it alone ? Of course not.  These "troops" are actually our deployed neighbors who  leave their families at home and go half way around the world to many different places to look out for our liberties, livelihoods, and businesses.   And I believe that no matter where the troops are ordered to go, good Americans always stick up for the folks who stick up for them. What, then, should we do for him, for her?   We step up for them the way they have stepped up for all of us.   We show them what we are made of.   We show them we're with them.  That we are willing to stand with them who stand for us.   They Support Us - Let's Support Them! As Chairman of Support Our Troops® I see daily the needs of the troops and their stalwart families.  And I daily witness the outpouring wonder of American individuals and groups who have such affection and appreciation for the troops. We should all work to make the troops as proud of us as we are of them.   Individual citizens are doing remarkable things for them all across this country.   Major companies should do a great deal more, since they prosper within the domestic tranquility secured by the troops.  Each of us can answer this call to excellence in the way we best can. We civilians need to make ourselves more worthy of the burden our neighbors bear for us. It is impossible to do enough for these amazing people.   We need to show them we are worthy of their actions.  That we will take the domestic freedom they preserve for us and make something yet grander of this National American Family. Now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of their troops and their families.   The load which the troops and their families carry is our load.  They carry it for us.   The time is right to stand for those who stand for all of us.   To carry the load with them.  To form a new bond with our fellows who serve in the military and protect us and our families.  To look out for them and their families the way they looking out for all of us.   Real men and women do not build themselves up upon the backs of their fellows.   Good townsfolk do not leave their sheriff out in the street alone.  They stand with him, they stand together. So let's celebrate the 4th of July this year by honoring the troops and renewing our moral covenant with them. This Independence Day let's each commit to personally do something tangible for the amazing men and women who protect our independence daily.  They Support Us - Let's Support Them! Happy Independence Day, have some fun, and may God bless our amazing troops and their families. Martin C. Boire July 1, 2008 Martin C. Boire, is Chairman of SupportOurTroops.Org, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working for the troops and their families. Permission is granted to reprint in paper or circulate via email, provided proper attribution is made.

Jingle Air Supplies Isolated Soldiers

SALERNO, Afghanistan June 23, 2008 €“ Soldiers at forward operating bases and isolated areas in Afghanistan are supplied and connected to the rest of the world by Jingle Air.  The name comes from Afghanistan's popular culture in which people often decorate just about all their possessions, including their transportation. Learn More.

US Navy rescues 70 people off Yemen

Monday, June Jun 9, 2008 DUBAI - A US Navy destroyer operating in waters between Somalia and Yemen rescued a boat in distress in shark-infested waters which was loaded with about 70 people.  Learn More.

Memorial Day 2008 Prayer for Peace

On Memorial Day, we honor the heroes who have laid down their lives in the cause of freedom, resolve that they will forever be remembered by a grateful Nation, and pray that our country may always prove worthy of the sacrifices they have made. Throughout our Nation's history, our course has been secured by brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. These courageous and selfless warriors have stepped forward to protect the Nation they love, fight for America's highest ideals, and show millions that a future of liberty is possible. Freedoms come at great costs, yet the world has been transformed in unimaginable ways because of the noble service and devotion to duty of these brave individuals. Our country honors the sacrifice made by those who have given their lives to spread the blessings of liberty and lay the foundations of peace, and we mourn their loss.

Armed Forces Day 2008

Joined in businessMay 16, 2009 -  Today is Armed Forces Day, and I have a question for you. A friend or neighbor leaves his family to go off and protect your family.  Morally what you should do for him, for her? Over 90% of us have never served in the military.    I am one of them, representative of the rest.  And on behalf of all of those our troops protect,  I am here to thank the troops for all they do. The load which the troops and their families carry is our load. Your load.  This writer's load.  Our kids.  They carry it for us.  For you. For me.  For them.
The time is right to stand for those who stand for all of us. To carry the load together with them.To  publicly stand up for them.  To thank them. So who are you? What are you made of? What do others think? Well, our time has come.  Our time is now.  Your time is now.   The time is incumbent to form a new relationship with our fellows who serve in the military to protect us and our families.  Your family.  My family.  All our families. These folks go half way around the world to many different places to look out for our liberties, livelihoods, and businesses, -- and have families at home while they do. And in return we citizens and our great American companies need to look out for them and theirs. Time is precious to the troops and their families, and every day an eternity. Tomorrow is not always soon enough, and time is always of the essence in doing all we can for them. The time is now to do for them that do for us, those who preserve our liberties, livelihoods, and businesses.
  • Make a donation so we can do good things for them.
  • Go to the SupportOurTroops.Org cart and buy something to publicly show your patriotism and support.   Spend with this nonprofit, where you know your purchase will benefit the troops.
Our message:  They Support Us Let's Support Them! May God Bless and keep safe all of our amazing troops and their wonderful families. And may you, me, we all, get out there and visibly back them up. Martin C. Boire May 16, 2009

Massive Good Will Gesture to the Troops Underway

Daytona Beach, FL - February 16, 2008 SupportOurTroops.org will on March 19, 2008 make the first shipment of the TONS of free popcorn treats to the troops all around the entire world.  A special Popcorn Media Area will be opened on this site to post news related to this major event, and to provide information for those in the media interested in telling America good news relating to the troops.    With each shipment we will issue an electronic press release via a national dissemination service to newspapers, television, radio, and magazines across the entire nation, and those releases will be also be posted in the Popcorn Media Area.  When  those releases commence, the assistance of all, including you personally with your email list, is kindly requested in spreading them as far as possible via email and such other means as you may have available.  It is right and proper that Americans know what a good thing they have done for their troops, who made it possible, and why.
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