Jeff at Have Coffee Will Write links to the Sandbox on his web site. This is a military blog "featuring comments, anecdotes, and observations from service members currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan". It isn't political; it's human. No matter how you feel about the Congress and the executive branch taking us into this war or the mistakes they have made since we have entered it, you have to be proud of the men and women who are over there. They are living up to the commitment they made to their fellow soldiers and to our country. The burden this nation has placed on the soldiers and their families is tremendous, and despite all the hoopla about "We support our troops", little sacrifice has been asked of the average American.
After reading some of the Sandbox posts, I needed to do something more than put a yellow ribbon sticker on my car. ( I had one, but someone took it.) Although I had previously sent a package to someone I knew, I don't know of anyone who is deployed overseas right now. I started looking around the net for addresses and found Any Soldier. This web site will give you the addresses of soldiers who accept letters and packages addressed to Any Soldier. Then they hand them out to men and women deployed with them who might like some mail from the folks back home. I got two addresses and mailed off a letter yesterday. I hope to get two boxes in the mail this week. I know some of you have probably been doing this for some time now, but if you haven't, I urge you to support our troops with letters and packages. Another web site I found is America Supports You. This military web site has links to many ways you can show your support to our troops.