Thank a Soldier Week, December 19-25

By December 18, 2005General

This coming week, December 19-25 is “Thank a Soldier Week“. Thanks to Drew Bond and the good folks over at for launching this idea many, many weeks ago. As you can see from the official site, there are a few suggested activities:

— Send an e-mail to a soldier stationed overseas;

Tell a friend;

— Thank a soldier who you might see during the course of your Holiday travels;

Make a donation to one of several organizations that comfort and support the troops and their families.

There’s also a very cool video, filmed backstage at the Country Music Awards show in New York City earlier this month, with many country music stars conveying their good wishes, appreciation and prayers to the troops.

Of course, this is something that transcends just this one week — albeit a very important one — in a year. It’s something that should be on the top of everyone’s minds throughout the year. These are men and women who make enormous sacrifices — every one of them — because they understand that a threat to freedom and democracy anywhere is a threat to freedom and democracy everywhere. God bless them all, we salute them. We urge you to take part in this special week and click here to thank a soldier.

And if you know a Vietnam vet, please do tell them “Welcome home”. Better late than never.

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  • Matt Murphy says:

    What better way to thank a veteran for service and sacrifice than a great job in manufacturing?

    The NAM’s Manufacturing Institute and RecruitMilitary have teamed up to make it easy for member manufacturing companies to hire veterans with the character, skills, and training cited as lacking in the Skills Gap Study. Go to or call 800-226-0841 to learn how to access the 97,000+ registered active job seeking veterans.