To encourage and fortify relationships between military service members, veterans, their families, their friends, and their Country; to nurture the path of communication for everyone, ensuring that no one is alone or left behind; and proving that we have not, are not, and will never forget the nobility of their sacrifices.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Operation Postcard Send

Here are a few more examples of the great postcards people right. I hope each one brings a smile and reminds our Troops that they are NOT forgotten.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Letters For Lyrics

Zac Brown has teamed up with Ram Trucks to send 100,000,000 letters to our troops downrange. It only takes a moment and you can do it from here. You also get a free Zac Brown CD, or you can send the tunes to a troop. Show you care.... send a letter.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Operation Postcard

I need your help with Operation Postcard. As some of you know I plant postcards at local businesses for their customers to write a note of thanks. I collect the postcards sending them downrange. It has been suggested to me I should have Words For Warriors postcards made using children's artwork. I LOVE this idea so much I am putting a call out for children's artwork. There is no age limit. I would like artwork that reflects their patriotism. Please email pictures, if you do not have the capabilities to email pictures please contact me and we will make other arrangements.
Please include child's name (last name optional), age, and hometown.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Think about this...

Many of us civilians don't think about what the families, and the men and women of our volunteer forces miss and sacrifice to protect us. Over at One Marine's View Maj Pain gives us a reminder.
Please read it.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Postcards Of Thanks

Here are a few children who would like to thank YOU Military Men and Women who sacrifice so much. You have NOT been forgotten!

Four year old Rory says THANKS!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Postcards Of Thanks

Words For Warriors has been supplying postcards to local businesses for customers to send a word of Thanks downrange.  The postcards are gathered and sent in bundles to Battalions, Units, and Teams to make sure our men and women know they are NOT forgotten. It occurred to me I should be posting these cards to help Words For Warriors meet their goal, of making sure NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN and  WE DO CARE. 
Here is the first of several postcards that will be posted.
 Thank you for what you are doing for all Americans. Remember this is only one season of your life. Fight hard. Live everyday unto the Lord. I pray that you will be protected and comforted by God. 
 Thank You, Cara, Wife and Mother of 2 Boys in CA

Thursday, August 19, 2010

War Memorial

While on vacation with my family in Australia,  I remembered a conversation I had with a Canadian reader about  how supporting the men and women who fight for freedom is not limited to America, or any single country. Men and women from many countries have spilled blood. I'm pretty sure it's all the same color, and equally valuable.   Below is the War Memorial in Canberra, Australia where the Australian's honor their men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The War Memorial in Canberra is in tribute to those Auzzies and Kiwi's who fought in the various War's throughout history.  Unfortunately my family and I couldn't experience the entire Memorial because we needed to catch a train, but it is most definitely on our list of places to see again.  

There is a long road between the War Memorial and Parliament House, interlocking the two.  For you can't stand on the steps of one, without seeing the massive form of the other.
Parliament House as seen on the steps of the War Memorial. The long road holds small individual memorials to WWI, WWII, and Vietnam.

Inside there is a pool and an eternal flame to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice surrounded by a Roll Of Honor which consist of bronze panels inscribed with the names of men and women who died dating back to 1850 up to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Family and friends leave red roses.

Once inside the Memorial we were exposed to magnificent maps, large scale dioramas, paintings, pictures, and artillery from the various Wars Australians have participated in.  In one room there were 3 full size fighter jets from WWI and a few vehicles.

The Tomb Of The Unknown Australian Soldier is a humbling experience. School children are invited every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to a wreath ceremony and a conversation with a Veteran. This program is to keep the youth involved with their history.

It wasn't until after we left, I realized Australia is a country the size of the USA, but with less people than California populating it.  They don't have a huge Army, but I have no doubt its honorable. I am very impressed with the monument the Australians have built with distinction and look forward to experiencing it again.

It is always sad to hear of a death, a life cut short from war.  While in Australia the 18th Australian was killed in Afghanistan.  His name was Jason  Thomas Brown. I encourage you to read more about him here, for soon his name will be added to the bronze panels at the War Memorial.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Question For All You Veterans....

After chatting with Anton Sattler, the producer of the FABULOUS MUST SEE documentary Chosin (see my thoughts on Chosin here) I have decided to put together some kind of event to acknowledge the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War and those who served in it. So, I am asking all Veteran's what kind of event should it be? Is a showing of Chosin enough? Perhaps a dinner too? I would like to get as many Korean War Veterans in my area to attend. Should I do something to specifically recognize those who made it home? Have some kind of Memorial set up for those in the area who gave the ultimate sacrifice? Is there anything I should be sure NOT to do? Please give me your thoughts.

Friday, August 13, 2010


OK folks, on the urging of several friends I am officially on Twitter. You can find me at words4warriors or hit the button to the right. So send me a Tweet.
I am also back from an AMAZING trip to Australia. I will share the War Memorial in Canberra with you soon. It's a must see.