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Since WW I, families with family members serving in the armed forces
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To all our service members who serve here and abroad and
their allied partners
You Have Our Highest Regards and
We Will Always Be Here For You
Begun February 14, 2003.
March 19, 2004
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Orange County Students Goal: a Million Thank You Letters
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 Thanks.org. It gives guidelines for writing the letters, and tells how to send them to the
Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999. This is their website:
The month of May includes VE Day,
Military Spouse Day,
Armed Forces Day,
National Day of Prayer, and
It's a fitting time to honor our servicemen and women
who have given their lives for our country, and those now serving.
Reservist finally gets his chance
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 dress-white dream
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.
Bagpipes in 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.
More Pipes in Iraq
Another Marine, Lt. Col. Gregor Dinse, is Pipe Sergeant for the Clan McClay Pipe Band in
Both Sgt Farr and Lt. Col. Dinse's pipe band have played taps in Iraq.