Thursday, April 30, 2009

Military Appreciation Month



Did you know May is Military Appreciation Month? I've always appreciated our Military but since Andy is in the Army it's become more personal. I saw an article in a magazine that listed a few ways to let the troops know you care. Here's their suggestions for this month:


  • Fly the flag at your house or business
  • send an e-mail or letter of thanks to Amillionthanks.org
  • ship a care package to a soldier through Uso.org/donate
  • write a message at Americasupportsyou.mil
  • thank a veteran for their service
  • if you know a member of the military be sure to thank them

Don't forget to let the troops know you care!


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19 comments:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Thanks for letting everyone know, and thanks to Andy!

LuAnn said...

Mari- Once a month we pack bags for our troops. Bibles, devotional materials, tooth brush sun tan lotion etc...

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thanks for posting this~
And a special thanks to Andy!

Darla said...

i had no idea, thanks for telling me that! Thanks to Andy for serving!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks for these ideas Mari! I sure will do that!

Cheri said...

I didn't know that May was Military month. I'm so glad they did that.
Those are great ideas!

Rebekah said...

YaY! for our Military- and thanks to Andy for his service

Brooke said...

i'm sure you won't mind to pass along all our thanks to Andy, and to the rest of your family (and of course a big 'thanks' to you!)

Lorie said...

I had forgotten that this is in May! I am glad you posted!

Growin' with it! said...

seems like july is usually the only time we as americans pay tribute or think more about our freedom. thanks for the spurring on of what is so lacking in encouragement these days!

and thank you sweet lady for raising a son who is willing to fight for my family's freedom!

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septembermom said...

Thanks for letting us know about Military Appreciation Month. Some great ideas to show our thanks. It would be terrific if schools organized writing projects for the kids to thank soldiers during this month. Thanks to Andy and all those brave ones out there for us :)

linda said...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll go put my flag up now.

Bonnie said...

i did not know that ...
will have to think about what I should do ...
great suggestions !

Mike Golch said...

Mari,great posting.
That you for the message of support that you left me.

Melissa said...

Thanks for letting us know, and for the suggestions!

Musicaljean said...

Yes, it has become much more personal for me the past two years as well. Great suggestions.

Mary said...

Mari,

Every month is Military Appreciation Month in this house. However, I'm so glad you posted this. I just learned that there was an official appreciate month when I was visiting Airman Mom's blog.

How is Andy doing? I'm so glad he got home for a few days and know that you enjoyed his company.

Have a great Sunday, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

jenniferw said...

I did not know about this! I'm so glad that another blogger gave me the opportunity to contribute to a "care" package for a soldier in Iraq, and that I sent some things. You're right about it being so different when it's personal. My Andrew (an Air National Guard reservist) will be home for a few weeks tomorrow, but the Air Force is sending him for additional training for the rest of the summer. I am so thankful for our brave men and women in uniform! God bless America.