Tuesday, June 27, 2006

How to Really Support Our Troops

If you've seen Gary Sinise on the news lately, it's because he and a number of other activists were in Washington to call attention to www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil, an umbrella website that provides a number of ways to show support for the troops in tangible ways. Like donating frequent flyer miles or care packages or phone cards, or help for the disabled. The things they really need. Things that show them we're behind them more than yellow ribbons do.

Sinise's organization is a particularly worthy one, IMHO. Operation Iraqi Children provides school supplies for Iraqi schools that sorely need them. And yes, of course, our schools need supplies, too... It's just that when American servicemen and servicewomen deliver books and pencils to Iraqi children, there may be no better way to win the hearts and minds of their parents.

If you'd like to give, go to www.OperationIraqiChildren.org or through America Supports You.

And by the way, Gary Sinise is not just a humanitarian and a great actor, but I also happen to think CSI:NY is the best CSI. But that's just me.

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