A real ‘thank you for your service’

20120917193824-soldier-reading-bookThis Veterans’ Day, along with remembering the soldiers who served, let’s also not forget the ones who are still fighting the war. Yes, I say war, because there’s some who forget the fact our country is at war, has been for over twelve years now, and aside from the faded SUPPORT OUR TROOPS ribbon on the back of the occasional car, it’s as we’re suffering from a collective amnesia. But there’s real troops out there overseas, bored and scared and lonely, and really looking for a diversion that’ll take them away from an awful reality, if only for a little while. And there’s no better–and more portable–way to do that than sharing a book with a soldier. Here’s just a few ways you can do that…

  • Books for Soldiers: Once registered, you will be able to view the requests and send troops books, DVDs, games and relief supplies. You will also have access to our Pen Pal area and Post Card Jamboree. On average volunteers fill thousands of requests a month.
  •  Operation Paperback sends paperbacks to troops overseas.
  • Books-a-Million will let you select and purchase Books for Troops in a special program.

As the wife of a veteran let me say — many thanks!

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