Honoring heroes at the holidays
Here’s something kind of cool to start leg number two of the holiday season.
The pro-troop support group “Move America Forward” announced last week its “Honoring Heroes at the Holidays” tour. This three week tour kicks off tomorrow in California and will wind its way across the country along the southern tier of states and up the East Coast to its final destination, New York City. From there the holiday cards collected on the tour will be taken directly to the troops in harm’s way in time for Christmas. Regional stops include Norfolk, Richmond, Washington, and Philadelphia – the complete itinerary is here.
Ryan Gill of Move America Forward notes:
“We’ll have pro-troop rallies and events in 40 cities across America for the next three weeks, and at each event we’ll collect signed Christmas, Hanukkah, and holiday greeting cards that we’ll deliver to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’re collecting over 100,000 cards in this effort – and given the current rate the cards have been coming in to our headquarters at Move America Forward we could well exceed that goal.”
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Unfortunately, there’s no mailing address that people outside the tour area can send these cards to, which I suppose is one weakness of this effort. But since many who read monoblogue and Red Maryland live closer to the tour stops, they can certainly participate in the effort. Perhaps this is something our cohorts from Montgomery and PG Counties can assist with at our upcoming GOP Fall Convention? I’d be happy to sign and bring cards for the effort if they can handle delivery and I’m sure many of us in the Maryland GOP would do the same.
Just food for thought. But if readers are close and wish to help out, by all means do so. A little holiday spirit goes a long way – about 7,000 miles.
Crossposted on monoblogue.