Forwarded from: William Knowles <wkat_private> http://www.ehowa.com/military.html [WK note: This page is safe for work, the rest of the site isn't.] Let's Bring Em Home, Again! For the past year I have usually gotten 2-3 emails per week that went something like this: "Wow man, I really dig what you did last year for those soldiers." And yes, I'll admit that I really dug what *we* did last year for those soldiers. For those of you new to the EHOWA family, last December we kicked off a little project called "Let's bring Em Home" where we all pitched in and bought plane tickets for military personnel who otherwise couldn't afford to be with their families over the holiday season. And I am proud to say, we were a most successful bunch! Over $13,000 donated into the pot, which allowed us to buy 28 airfares for military personnel of all shapes and sizes. This year, I'm even more proud to announce that yep, we're gonna do it again. I am a firm believer that the reason there have not been any terrorist attacks on American soil this past year isn't because the Al Queda is sitting around a campfire somewhere kicking the dirt and mumbling, "Shucks we're all out of ideas." No, I believe it's because they've been completely knocked off their game and sent scattering for the hills by the most powerful fighting force in history. This past year in the fight against terrorism, there have been over 45 soldiers killed in the line of duty protecting our way of life. They fought and their comrades still do fight, so that we can sit down tomorrow and have one more helping of turkey than we should. So that we can wear funny red Santa hats while we walk around the mall and Christmas shop for gifts. So we can sit around with our families during a snowstorm and laugh and talk and bicker and reminisce, all without fear of being killed simply because we live in the best country in the world. They give us the gift of our families and our safety and our freedom. What's the best way to say thank you and repay the dedication they unquestioningly show us? I say we return the favor, and give them the gift of their families in return. [...] *==============================================================* "Communications without intelligence is noise; Intelligence without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC ================================================================ C4I.org - Computer Security, & Intelligence - http://www.c4i.org *==============================================================* - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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