|Andrew, Katybug, Rick and Aaron from Waimea Canyon|
As you are traveling to and fro, “Over the hills and through the woods to Grandmother’s house you go,” will you all consider doing me a personal Christmas favor.
We have all been so blessed this year with some of our troops coming home from Iraq, but we still have hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans in uniform around the world. You’ll see them in airports as you travel this season. Some are coming home and some are heading off to duty is some far flung land. They are underpaid and overworked in many circumstances in dangerous circumstances.
Will you take a minute to buy a soldier a cup of coffee or a meal? Invite him or her into the lounge or give him your first class seat you just got upgraded for free. And if none of that is possible for some reason, can you just say “thanks for your service to our country”? It means so much to them and they are all such polite and polished young men and women. Humble in every way.
We have a large contingent of soldiers returning to the US at Fort Stewart, not far from Hilton Head Island. One of my dear friends, Cynthia, is involved in gathering donations for soap, toiletries, a comb and toothbrush for our returning soldiers. They are kept at Ft. Stewart for a couple of days if not married, and arrive with nothing but the uniform on their backs. They are not provided those essentials upon arrival. Cynthia and her group gather up the needed items for their welcome home. It is not much, but oh so appreciated. Katy and I make a donation everytime Cynthia asks. I hope you can help welcome them home in some way in your communtity as well.
And last week I made a $1500 donation to the Wounded Warriots Project based on recent sales of the Frugal Travel Guy Handbook. Not all our men and women can walk off that plane, and we need to never forget them. If you have a couple extra bucks this holiday season, they gave greatly for us. Can you spare a few bucks for their recovery?
Here is the website address: Wounded Warriot Project. Thank you for saying “Thank You.”
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