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Shauna Fleming, 15, was challenged by her father to collect a million thank you letters for servicemen. She got the campaign started at her school, Lutheran High of Orange, California. Her target date is May, which is National Military Appreciation Month.

Here is the project's website: A Miilion It gives guidelines for writing the letters, and tells how to send them to the organization.

Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. This is their website:

The month of May includes VE Day, Military Spouse Day, Loyalty Day, Armed Forces Day, National Day of Prayer, and Memorial Day. It's a fitting time to honor our servicemen and women who have given their lives for our country, and those now serving.

Few people have worked as hard as Walter Brady to get into the Army. At 49, he had to struggle to get past the physical requirements, but he didn't give up.

A Costa Mesa, CA, dress shop near Camp Pendleton, offered free wedding gowns to fiancees getting married to Marines. It was part of a program involving 14 bridal shops across the country that gave away about 100 gowns. For some, the wedding will happen when their future husband gets back from Iraq.

In ancient Scotland, the sound of bagpipes struck fear into the hearts of enemy soldiers. Marine 1st Sgt Dwayne Farr brought his pipes along.

Another Marine, Lt. Col. Gregor Dinse, is Pipe Sergeant for the Clan McClay Pipe Band in Portland, OR.

Both Sgt Farr and Lt. Col. Dinse's pipe band have played taps in Iraq.