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24 Taliban Fighters Killed

Tuesday, June 05, 2007 KABUL, Afghanistan - 24 Taliban fighters were killed in a battle with U.S. Forces in Southern Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters attacked Afghan and coalition troops with rockets and gunfire Monday in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province, sparking a four-hour battle, a coalition statement said.  Learn More.

Remarks at Idaho Bill Signing, 3-29-2007

id-remarks-3-29-07A Tall Moral Obligation.

Remarks at Bill signing, Governor's office, Boise, Idaho, March 29, 2007. I am Martin Boire, chairman of Support Our Troops® A question: A neighbor leaves his family to go off and protect your family. Morally, what do you think you should for his family? For her family?
The thing is, everyone in this room already knows the answer. Witness your presence here and the nature of this gathering. IdahoThe Support Our Troops license plate This license plate enables people to publicly state support for their troops and families, and to aggregate patriotic private money to bolster the families of their neighbors who are sacrificing to protect all of us. Education, car repairs, medical, home needs, emergencies, and the like -- the kinds of things that dad or mom could do if they were home. The Support Our Troops license plate is our gift to those who are serving, and those yet to serve. Those who preserve our liberties, livelihoods, and businesses --- and have families at home while they do. Our message is simple: They Support Us Let's Support Them! This is a tall moral obligation -- looking out for the families of those who are looking out for ours. Thank you Roy Eiguren for shepherding this plate through the Idaho Legislature. Thank you Sen. Lee Heinrich (R), Rep. Mary Shepherd (D), and Rep. Bob Nanoni (R) for sponsoring the legislation. Truly great civilians. And God Bless all of our amazing troops and their wonderful families.

Remarks at Florida Bill Announcement 3-28-2007

Florida"Our Gift"

Remarks by Martin Boire at Media Announcement by Rep. Alan Hays, Capital Rotunda 4th Floor, announcing Support Our Troops specialty plate in Florida. March 28, 2007, 9:30 a.m.
Good Morning!  A question for you: A neighbor leaves his family to go off and protect your family. Morally what you should do for his family? For her family?Now is the time for all good Floridians to come together for the families of the active-duty troops who sacrifice to protect us. A great charity, conceived by civilians in Florida and across this great nation, has been set forth upon the American landscape, and focused on those who protect all of us. Support Our Troops® This charity is from our families, to their families. They protect ours. We'll protect theirs. America is a Visionary Nation. And Florida is a Visionary State. We look to the future, not the past. While some look ask and Why? We look and say Why Not? And the men and women gathered here are just such people. You and I stand surrounded by great people. People of great vision. And their vision is establishing this year the Support Our Troops! plate in Florida. The Support Our Troops license plate will enable people to show their support for their active duty troops and families, and provide a means of raising patriotic private money to bolster the families of their neighbors who are sacrificing to protect all of us. Education, medical, car repairs, home needs, emergency transportation, -- the basic kinds of things that dad or mom would do if they were home. This is a tall moral obligation looking out for the families of those who are looking out for our families. Over 90% of Americans have never served in the military. I am one of them, representative of the rest. And on behalf of all of those they protect, I am here to thank those who do. Our message: They Support Us Let's Support Them. This is our gift to those who are serving, and to those who yet will serve. Those who preserve our liberties, livelihoods, and businesses -- and have families at home while they do. Thank you Senator Carey Baker and Representative Alan Hays, and God bless our amazing troops and their families.

Remarks on Memorial Day 2007

It's Memorial Day!

Remarks posted on website by Chairman Martin Boire for Memorial Day, 2007.
It's Memorial Day! A day where we focus on those who make it all possible of us. America was established and is defended with the blood of her troops, veterans, and war dead. Governments past have ordered them to battle to establish and defend the nation in which we thrive. The highest respect we can pay America's war dead and veterans is to improve what they were asked to create and protect, and the integrity of the American Family that lives here. Therefore, let's all take a pledge this Memorial Day to henceforth demonstrate to those who risk themselves to protect all us, that we are indeed worthy of their protection. {jgquote} The highest respect we can pay America's war dead and veterans is to improve what they were asked to create and protect, and the integrity of the American Family that lives within. {/jgquote} Let's get our American House in order. Let's protect it while they're gone. Let's stop acting like a bunch of ninnies and refocus on making America great. America is the bright spot of the world, a country based on principals and vision. Let's thwart those who diminish it, stand up to those who belittle it, stop the creeping erosion. It's common knowledge that we live in an imperfect corporeal world. It is in the nature of the world for things not to go perfectly. Heaven comes later. But while here, we must each answer the call of excellence and do the best we each can. And in this world, America is be best thing going. And as always, many forces would like to see America gone. Old competitors are regaining, and new competitors are rising fast. It's time to get serous at home about what we are doing. Now is our time.  Now.  Not tomorrow. Now. We civilians need to make ourselves more worthy of the price our neighbors paid and are paying to protect us us. Show them we are worth it.  That we will take the opportunity they give us and make something yet grander of it. They fight, suffer and give life and limb to build and protect this American Family. Let's show our worth by protecting this American Family and thinking less for ourselves, and thinking more for our Country. Join us and help us do so.

AR Middleweight World Champ Jermain Taylor joins SOT

GoldStarSupport Our Troops, Inc. Announces the Addition of Arkansas Middleweight World Champion Jermain Taylor to the Heroes Board of Support Our Troops®
Greenbrier, AR August, 9, 2006: Support Our Troops, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Arkansas Middleweight World Champion Jermain Taylor to the Heroes Board of Support Our Troops.

Born in Arkansas on August 11, 1978, Jermain Taylor worked his way up the ladder from poverty to becoming a world champion boxer. Known as Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor in the world of boxing, outside of a fight, he is anything but bad. Taylor exemplifies true American valuesa hard work ethic, a down-to-earth personality, honesty, and of course, talentto the watching world. He is a role model anyone could be proud to look up too. When asked to join the Heroes Board, Taylor enthusiastically agreed. "I am proud to be associated with an effort to help the families of the soldiers who defend our freedoms," Taylor said. Arkansas Support Our Troops is excited about Taylor's support. "Jermain is a wonderful human being, as well as a talented athlete; and his involvement will be a strong asset to Support Our Troops," said Marvin Parks, Arkansas State Coordinator of Support Our Troops, Inc. Support Our Troops, Inc. is a nationwide nonprofit public purpose charitable organization provides a permanent private vehicle through which citizens can directly help preserve the integrity of the families of the troops protecting all of us post September 11, 2001. Sales of the Support Our Troops plate will allow people to publicly state their support for their troops, and provide a means of raising patriotic private money to bolster the troops and families who are sacrificing to protect all of us. Funds from the Arkansas Support Our Troops license plate and other activities of SOT will help keep the troops families intact while their parent(s) are engaged in protecting our families, whether it is a peacekeeping mission, a war, or a hurricane, flood, or other disaster. It is going to help pay for education, medical, home needs, emergency transportation, and the like -- the kinds of things that dad or mom could do if they were home. The Support Our Troops license plate has been approved and Arkansans will be able to purchase the plate later this fall. "We are excited about the interest Support Our Troops®is generating in Arkansas," said Marvin Parks, "and we are proud to have Jermain Taylor as a part of our organization." For more information on how you can help our troops, or to learn more about Support Our Troops, please visit our website at www.supportourtroops.org.

Orlando Magic Soldier Night

BUY A TICKET FOR THE TROOPS AT ORLANDO MAGIC SEATS FOR SOLDIERS NIGHT on MARCH 31, 2006

orlandomagicIntroducing the Support Our Troops® Custom Harley-Davidson® Chopper Raffle to benefit the troops and their families.
Support Our Troops Custom Harley-Davidson Chopper Daytona Beach, FL, March 23, 2006: Bruce Rossmeyer, CEO of Daytona Harley-Davidson, Inc. and Martin Boire, Chairman of Support Our Troops, Inc. announced that they are participating in the Orlando Magic Seats for Soldiers night game on March 31, 2006.
thumb_orlando-magic-harleyThe bike was donated by Bruce to go on tour at the top ten bike rally locations in the US to raise money for the active duty troops and their families. Raffle tickets for the bike are $10 and are available online at www.SupportOurTroops.org and at Destination Daytona. The bike will be shown at the Orlando Magic game and tickets will be sold on site at TD Waterhouse Center during Seats for Soldiers night. Visit www.supportourtroops.org for more information and media downloads. Please call SOT to schedule interviews with either Bruce Rossmeyer or Martin Boire and with any other media related questions. For Release 9 a.m. EDT, March 23, 2006
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