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Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:36

Independence Day 2014 Featured

Written by Martin Boire

July42014July 3, 2014 - Freedom is a fleeting and fragile way of life. It has rarely existed. It can be taken from without. It can be lost from within. The military protects against the former. The people protect against the latter.

On the Fourth of July I think of those pivotal decisions made by our great military leaders and servicemembers.

Where would we be today had George Washington not determined to cross the Potomac?

What if the garrison had elected not to stand out the British bombardment at Fort McHenry?

Where might we be had Gen. Anthony Clement McAuliffe not simply replied "nuts!"

Monday, 30 June 2014 11:44

Alabama Units Score $100,000 of Great Taste!

Written by SOT Staff

Support Our Troops® just recently delivered twenty pallets for flavored pre-popped popcorn to Alabama's military community. All donated by individual Americans.

A tasty thank-you and showing of goodwill from Americans to their military servicemembers.

Each case is labeled with a thank-you sticker to make sure the troops know how grateful we all are to them. What a fun way to show them how much we think of them! What a tremendous gesture of good will.

This donation came through SOT's Operation Popcorn® by Ramsey Popcorn https://www.ramseypopcorn.com/ which operates the annual Campmasters Gourmet Popcorn sale for the Boy Scouts of America.

Good job all! Good job Scouts!

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 11:48
Monday, 23 June 2014 16:39

Printer Donated for Families at Camp Blanding!

Written by SOT Staff

June 23, 2014:  The military community asked and you provided!  Thanks to you Support Our Troops.Org has provided a new $2,600 HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750dn duplexing bond high volume color printer to the Camp Blanding Family Center!

Can printers really be exciting?   This one can!

It's the smallest things that make the biggest difference! Of the eight Family Centers across the state of Florida the Camp Blanding Family Center has the highest amount of walk-in traffic. Civilians can't use government printers for personal use and government centralized printing doesn't allow for ease of color printing for resource information. Imagine how many families will benefit from this little gesture you made possible! Now simple tasks such as creating brochures, flyers, printing billing statements, and resource documents are no longer a challenge.

When you think of donating, don't hesitate. Every dollar makes a difference and enables SOT provide the items most requested by our military population. The donation of this printer through SOT is made possible from many donations put together for one greater purpose.

On behalf of the troops and their families, thank you for making this possible!

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:45

DanicaMartinGoodyear5-22-2014May 22, 1014 - NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and SOT's Martin Boire teamed up at Danica's house the morning of May 22, 2014 for a  two hour satellite media tour launching the 2014 Goodyear Gives-Back Campaign to raise money for Support Our Troops.

They did Q&As with many TV and radio stations about the campaign which helps everyone give back to those who give so much for all of us.

From now until July 31st, you can join forces with Goodyear and give back to Support Our Troops®.

Over the past four years with your help, the Goodyear Gives Back program has contributed over $800,000 in cash and product to help the U.S. military and their families through Support Our Troops®. This year Goodyear continues to add to that total. They are matching up to $50,000 of the funds raised from their charity auction, and they're making it easy for you to donate and say thank you to America's troops as well.

See how you can help by exploring the options at Goodyear Gives Back.

Good job Goodyear! Thank you Danica Patrick!

Last modified on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 09:25
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:57

Good Job Tampa Humidor!

Written by SOT Staff

Tampa Humidor

Tampa Humidor put on a golf tournament in Tampa this month and raised $7,000 for the troops! Here’s Tampa Humidor’s Mike Howe and Ahmad Muqbel presenting the check to SOT Director Bruce Jonas, bracketed by SOT helpers Tara Harris, James Mitcheltree and Jean Duran. A fund day and good works done for America’s military.

Last modified on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 15:22
Monday, 02 June 2014 05:31

Outstanding Job Americans -- from USARCENT! Featured

Written by SOT Staff

ARCENT LogoUSARCENT- May 30,2014 -
I just wanted to send you all a note to tell you that you are appreciated! We received some boxes the other day and the contents were amazing, everyone got something and the Amazon gift card and iTunes card that were received was probably the most loved along with the Skype gift cards. You people need to be commended, and I wanted to take the time to tell you that what you do is an inspiration ... and we, the troops appreciate you greatly.
~ SSG Mark ----, USARCENT

Last modified on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:39
Sunday, 25 May 2014 04:24

Memorial Day 2014

Written by SOT Staff

GenMacArthurOn 12 May 1962, Gen. Douglas MacArthur addressed the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, delivering his farewell speech, "Duty, Honor and Country."

He described the legions of uniformed American Patriots as follows: Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world's noblest figures -- not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the most stainless.

Gen. MacArthur continued:

His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give. He needs no eulogy from me, or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy's breast.

But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words. He belongs to history as furnishing one of the greatest examples of successful patriotism. He belongs to posterity as the instructor of future generations in the principles of liberty and freedom. He belongs to the present, to us, by his virtues and by his achievements.

In twenty campaigns, on a hundred battlefields, around a thousand campfires, I have witnessed that enduring fortitude, that patriotic self-abnegation, and that invincible determination which have carved his statue in the hearts of his people.

From one end of the world to the other, he has drained deep the chalice of courage. As I listened to those songs of the glee club, in memory's eye I could see those staggering columns of the First World War, bending under soggy packs on many a weary march, from dripping dusk to drizzling dawn, slogging ankle deep through mire of shell-pocked roads; to form grimly for the attack, blue-lipped, covered with sludge and mud, chilled by the wind and rain, driving home to their objective, and for many, to the judgment seat of God.

I do not know the dignity of their birth, but I do know the glory of their death. They died unquestioning, uncomplaining, with faith in their hearts, and on their lips the hope that we would go on to victory. Always for them: Duty, Honor, Country. Always their blood, and sweat, and tears, as they saw the way and the light.

Contributed by Charlie Price, a Vietnam Veteran and a great man.

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 04:30
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