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Operation Gratitude

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When finals are over this Tuesday I'm thinking about sitting down and sending a Care-Package through the Operation Gratitude program:

http://www.opgratitude.com/index.php

It's pretty self-explanatory so I won't explain in depth:

"Our Mission:

Hundreds of thousands of American troops are deployed indefinitely in remote parts of the world, including the Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, the Korean Peninsula and on ships throughout international waters. The physical conditions they must endure are difficult and they may be separated from loved ones for long periods of time. OPERATION GRATITUDE, together with the California Army National Guard, 746th QM BN, Van Nuys, seek to lift troops' morale, and bring a smile to their faces by sending care packages to service members overseas. OPERATION GRATITUDE care packages contain food, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support.

Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns and Donations of requested items or funds for shipping expenses, OPERATION GRATITUDE provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. military in an active, hands-on manner."

They have a wish-list of items to choose from that ranges from CD's to clothing to candy to tobacco products.

The deadline for the Holiday drive is December 15th, which is why I'm posting this immediately after discovering it because there isn't much time left.

I just thought this would be an excellent idea to make the Holidays a little bit more meaningful: these guys overseas are putting their lives at risk for us every day and very often the only thanks they get back is to have the American Media treat them like crap.

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