Cards for the troops and the apprecian it brings
I and my wife send out approx 2000 + cards during the holidays to the troops overseas, and some of the replies we get are truely heart breaking. As a former member of the US ARMY and my wife reciently retiring we both know what it means to recieve cards from people who are just proud to be able to write a thank you. War is a dark and desolete place, if you have never been to Iraq or Afganastan or any other place where there is bullets flying over your head and the shells and exposions are going off only a few feet from you then you will never know the appreciation we have when we get a card from just someone who cares.
Last year my wife and I got to participate in a cook off or BBQ to support the troops, who were comming home. It would amaze you to see the appreciation the troops gave us along with 20 or 30 other smokers who came to support them. All the food was donated and all we had to supply was the love of smoke and time to cook and prepare the BBQ.
Send those cards and dont say you dont have the time, it only takes a miniute to say thanx and that your thinking of them during the holidays. Be glad youre not there and that you have the freedom to smoke and que when you damn well please......................