Saturday, August 12, 2006

Duty Roster

I might write more later on today, but I have to go sit with my grandmom while I give my dad the day off so he can go on a day-trip. Grandmom has Parkinsons...as did her brother, and as her other brother does have. My great-grandfather, a fighting member of the Black Watch in WWI survived a gas attack (wasn't the beans). Most of those around him were killed. All of his children have had Parkinsons except for one. She won't discuss it, though...she might have it, too. Well, this is what my grandmom says, and I have no reason to doubt her.

Now for a really awkward transition...I wasn't sure what to write about today. So I thought I'd spotlight a really good program for our soldiers deployed around the world and at home. I help support a program called Operation AC (http://www.operationac.com/). It provides troops with replacement boots, currently has a Christmas tree program going, and provides for virtual care-boxes to be sent to soldiers that you can "adopt" from their database. (Wyatt also has a link for Books for Soldiers on his blog, too.)

I am currently assigned (the choosing thing is new) to a kick-ass, really nice guy from Ft. Campbell. He is coming home really soon and I have had an awesome time emailing back and forth. It has also been a lot of fun shopping for goodie boxes. It can certainly be a boost to the soul. So I encourage y'all to do something. Operation AC also has a link for sending get well cards to injured soldiers, or you can just give money. It has been a very good experience for me.

If you are in the NJ/PA area....enjoy this glorious weather...it is beautiful today!

7 comments:

SK said...

Operation AC is a good program and so is Books for Soldiers! I'm mostly involved with support thru anysoldier.com and am a Soldiers Angel. As long as they're above board, they ALL help!

RT said...

SK: I always feel like it is Christmas when I send goodies. I probably get as much out of it as they do. :)

rachel said...

Here's a great link from Xerox: http://www.letssaythanks.com.
You can pick out a thank you card and the Xerox Corporation will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. It is FREE and it only takes a second.

(I got that in an email from my mom.)

And I've added you to my links! Welcome to the fun!

RT said...

Thank you, Rachel...I will check out IBM and add you to my links. :)

RT said...

Sorry Rachel, your profile came up without a blog.

rachel said...

Oh, I had one at blogger and work-drama incited me to kill it. I'm here these days: http://channellingchloe.blogsome.com

RT said...

Thank you...you've been linked. :)