Four ways to show you remember the troops

With so much going on - FrankenStorm, elections, back-to-school and getting-ready-for-winter activities crowding our brains - it's easy to forget that we still have men and women fighting overseas.

Well, we do. And they need us as much as we need them.

Here are four things you can do to show them that you still remember them - and that you appreciate what they are doing for you:

1. Vote.

Here's the easiest one:  exercise the very freedoms and privileges they are fighting hard to preserve for you. It's not hard. Fill out your ballot. Vote. Do it.

2. Donate.

There are a lot of great organizations out there keeping the fires burning for the troops and their families. You can donate phone cards, leftover Halloween candy, cash, you name it. Check out one of the Troop Support Links here for more information.

3. Write letters to them.

They love hearing from you - yes, even if they've never met you. Why? Because it lets them know that you appreciate their sacrifice. The Troop Support Links above can get you connected.

4. Send a care package.

You can put together your own, or do it as part of a team building activity. Either way, they appreciate the packages we send, not only for the goodies they get but for the reminders of the comforts of home they are foregoing on our behalf.




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