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Holiday Cards for Heroes

Posted in This & That with tags , , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by Raven

Hero….one that shows great courage, bravery, honesty, and selflessness.

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SSG Sean Sanders, from Philadelphia, 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, currently attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, hands shampoo to citizens of Wahida, Iraq, after a free medical operation.
Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Bridget Ellison, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq, carries a box of school supplies into a Baghdad elementary school. Ellison and others from the command distributed school supplies, toys and candy to Iraqi schoolchildren.   Pic: SSG Christopher Frost

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An Iraqi boy in southern Baghdad’s Doura Market takes time to talk with 1st Lt. Eric Fiedler, a team leader with Company A, 450th Civil Affairs Battalion from Washington, D.C. Pic: PFC Nathaniel Smith.

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Capt. Aaron Wilson, from Watertown, N.Y., 203rd Brigade Support Battalion surgeon, checks a baby’s chest for wheezing during a free medical operation in Wahida, Iraq. Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

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Capt. Se Young Um, from El Paso, Texas, a pediatrician in the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, checks a baby from head to toe during a free medical operation in Wahida, Iraq.   Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

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Pfc. Kevin Smith of Los Angeles, with 2nd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talks with Iraqi children at their home in Iskandariyah, Iraq. Pic: SGT James Hunter.

Photos courtesy of Iraq Pictures Blog.

Please send a hero a holiday card this year!

The American Red Cross is helping you reach a hero this holdaiy season.

Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Pitney Bowes is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help you send your cards to the many heroes who served our nation in uniform.  Click here for more info.

If we are lucky, we will have a hero in our lives ….who made a difference.

Who is YOUR HERO?

Dogs DO love

Posted in Video of the Day with tags , , , on October 24, 2008 by Raven

There are those who will tell you that dogs do not love. I would disagree with them.  And I think this solider would tell you that, yes…dogs do love.

“Dogs are our link to paradise.  They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.  To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” Milan Kundera

“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.”  Edith Wharton

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.”
Roger Cara

Have you known a special dog?  How did that relationship enrich your life?

Go give your dog a hug!