Would you please help our military?

I am proud to be able to call Trish Forant who runs eMail our Military a friend.  She is an amazing woman who gives so much of herself to support all of our troops. I've included a link (below) of an interview with Trish.   I'm sending everyone this email for another purpose though.  eMail Our Military is currently running a fundraiser to send skin and sun care products to our troops in the Middle East.  These are items that are sorely lacking and not only are desperately needed with the Middle Eastern climate, but are some of those little things that help make their tours away from home more bearable.  Another wonderful woman, Nancy Sutherland, a Mary Kay Director is supporting this effort by supplying the products and is matching every care package purchased with another care package.  I am asking all of you to make any donation you can towards this very important cause.   I am including the link to "Honor Courage eMail", the official blog of eMail our Military.  I encourage you to scroll back through the blog entries to learn more about this project, but alot of the other amazing things that this organization is doing.  As you will see, I have also made a contribution to the giveaway for the project.  I am donating some of my original photographs to the prize pool. 


So, please pass up tomorrow morning's coffee stop and send what you would have spent to eMail Our Military and get these urgently needed products to our troops. Send whatever you can, every $1 gets us closer to taking care of our troops.   I will also throw in my own incentive, for everyone of you who donates and lets me know that you did, I will also send you a signed, framed copy of the same photograph I donated to eMail Our Military or any other photograph from my flag collection. 

Thank you for being the warm, wonderful giving people I know all of you are!  Please also help spread the word by sending this on to the people you know who have the same big hearts that you all do!


Here is the link to the interview with Trish – http://solutionsarepower.com/2008/the-power-of-e-mail-an-interview-with-trish-forant-of-emailourmilitarycom/

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I am a Military Brat ….

This was passed on to me by an Army Brat friend. It so clearly expresses what is in my heart also

I am a Military Brat

My hometown is nowhere, my friends are everywhere. I grew up with the knowledge that home is where the heart is and the family….

Mobility is my way of life. Some would wonder about roots, yet they are as deep and strong as the mighty oak. I sink them quickly, absorbing all an area offers and hopefully, giving enrichment in return.

Travel has taught me to be open. Shaking hands with the universe, I find brotherhood in all men. Farewells are never easy. Yet, even in sorrow comes strength and ability to face tomorrow with anticipation….if when we leave one place, I feel that half my world is left behind. I also know that the other half is waiting to be met.

Friendships are formed in hours and kept for decades. I will never grow up with someone, but I will mature with many. Be it inevitable that paths part, there is constant hope that they will meet again.

Love of country, respect and pride fill my being when Old Glory passes in review. When I stand to honor that flag, so also do I stand in honor of all soldiers, and most especially, to the parents whose lives created mine. Because of this, I have shared in the rich heritage of Military life.


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