Support Our Troops
It’s the rallying cry of those of us left behind by the soldiers, sailors
and airmen that are stationed away from home.
We all know that our troops need our support, our thoughts and our prayers.
Although soldiers deployed in combat zones like Afghanistan and Iraq
might need our support more than some of the others, it’s clear that military
personnel stationed everywhere need us to support our troops in every way that we can.
The troops in the regular branches of service knew they might be sent to war at some
point during their career.
Support our National Guard
But many of our fighting soldiers are in the National Guard, not the regular
armed forces, and their deployment came more as a surprise.
More than 100,000 members of the military are serving around the world in combat zones today.
There’s a very good chance that each one of us knows at least one of them.
For that reason if none other, each one of us should support our troops.
Support for our troops can take many forms – letters, packages and financial support
for families left behind are just a few types of support for our troops.
Support our Deployed Troops
Our deployed troops stand shoulder-to-shoulder, comrades in arms, to overcome
enemies and endure adverse conditions.
Their mission is not easy, and although they’ll prevail in the end,
our soldiers’ morale sometimes suffers.
When we support our troops by sending packages and letters from home,
their spirits are uplifted because they know we stand behind them.
Our gallant soldiers need us to support our troops more than
any civilian could possibly understand.
Deployed troops serve with honor, dignity and courage, and they live
in some of the worst conditions you can imagine.
Military care packages are a popular way to support our troops
and can include essentials that are in short supply,
- lip balm
- socks and underwear;
- treats like cookies
- granola bars
- dried fruit
- beef jerky
- chewing gum;
and entertaining items like a deck of playing cards and hand-held electronic games.
Other types of military gifts support our troops too.
Things like pre-paid international calling cards and military clothing always come in handy.
And beautiful military rings and watches let our troops show their pride.
But no matter which type of gift you send to support our troops, you can be sure that the recipient will be thrilled.
Just knowing that you’re thinking about them is enough to make their day.
Support our troops by sending a military gift to a soldier, sailor or airman you know.
That person richly deserves it and will cherish their gift for the rest of their life.
Military gifts sent to support our troops are inexpensive and dozens of them are easy to find.
The military gifts you’ll find online are available for every branch of service, and they make it very easy for each one of us to support our troops.