If you know me, you know of my involvement with our Blue Star Mothers, Miami Valley Chapter and all that we do to support our military. With the holidays – it is even more important for our organization to send a little token of our gratitude, filled with holiday cheer and lots of LOVE! This event is our top packing party of the year and brings so much joy for us to fill those stockings, for the community to provide donations for the cause and for our military to open the unexpected “gift”. We THANK YOU for helping us to continue this part of our Mission, and I am HONORED to be able to assist in sharing their story.
The third Friday of the month of September is set aside each year to pay honor and respect to those of our country’s military that have been or are prisoners of war or missing in action. POW/MIA Recognition Day is an excellent time to also concentrate our prayers on the lives of these courageous service personnel and the families left behind who wait for them.Lives are unimaginably changed when a loved one is held captive or is reported as missing. Hearts and lives are comforted when they know people care and are praying for them. Those held captive too ~ what more would they endure if they thought we didn’t remember them?Gratefully, the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Corridor at the Pentagon was opened on September 15 of this year, presenting to the public many of the pieces that tell the story of these families and warriors. Families of MIA and former POW themselves have given personal items and input for the development of this.This year, will you pray with me for these families and all the others who have endured so much for our freedoms? The date for the 2010 POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, September 17th. Sadly, there have been well over 88,000 missing Americans since WW II.Rev. Lin McGeeNational ChaplainBlue Star Mothers of America
While political views vary – it is important to always support the troops as these are the young men and women who have voluntarily gone into the military for duty to serve and protect. THANK YOU for your military service of past, present and in the future! If there is ever anything that I personally as a Realtor or Human can do – please do not hesitate to call on me.
An interesting and unsolicited email that I received follows…
“Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee.
So as not to offend Starbucks, maybe we should not support them by buying any of their products! I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn’t mean we don’t support the boys on the ground fighting street-to-street and house-to-house.
If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it and no one will never know.
Thanks very much for your support. I know you’ll all be there again when I deploy once more.
Sgt Howard C. Wright
1st Force Recon Co
1st Plt PLT
PLEASE DON’T DELETE THIS . . ALLOW IT TO BE PASSED TO ALL IN MEMORY OF ALL THE TROOPS WHO HAVE DIED SO THAT WE MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO SUPPORT THEM OR NOT! ! !
Also, don’t forget that when the Twin Trade Towers were hit the fire fighters and rescue workers went to Starbucks because it was close by for water for the survivors and workers and Starbucks charged them! ! !
JUST A NOTE TO THIS; STARBUCKS HAD STORES ON SEVERAL MILITARY BASES IN THE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE NOW BEING REMOVED BECAUSE OF THIS. GO GET ‘EM AMERICA . STAND-UP FOR OURSELVES!”