In addition to the care packages and cards my husband and I send to the troops, these daily news updates are an integral part of my personal contribution to the war effort. It is my hope that by keeping my fellow Americans informed, they will support our troops AND get behind the incredible missions they are accomplishing.
(Photo: Maj. William Bimson jokes with an Iraqi child after examining a rash on her stomach.)
This is a weblog of daily updates about the great successes by our heroic US troops and the courage of the Afghan and Iraqi people. You can read about the amazing progress that has been made in Afghanistan and Iraq, enjoy wonderful photographs not published by mainstream media, and subscribe to the updates.
I also hope you will take the opportunity to read the Troop Mailbag, and see how much letters from home mean, especially from total strangers. You can even send the troops a letter of your own, just by emailing it to me, and I'll include it in our monthly care packages to Iraq and Aghanistan. I've also started building a Resource Guide to provide you with useful links to similar encouraging, informative sites.
(Photo: Sgt. Joshua Holland, 25, a member of the 401st hands out toys to school children.)
While you are here, please don't miss reading the incredibly moving last words from Sgt. Edmund John Jeffers in his final letter home. I'll leave you with this...
"But the country must unite in this endeavor...we cannot place the burden on our military alone. We must all stand up and fight, whether in uniform or not. And supporting us is more than sticking yellow ribbon stickers on your cars. It's supporting our President, our troops and our cause. Right now, the burden is all on the American soldiers. Right now, hope rides alone. But it can change, it must change. Because there is only failure and darkness ahead for us as a country, as a people, if it doesn't. Let's stop all the political nonsense, let's stop all the bickering, let's stop all the bad news, and let's stand and fight!"
Please stay informed, and share this positive news with others. Most of all, support our troops, and their mission.