Friday, July 13, 2007

It has come to this

Our men and women, both in and out of uniform, who have served in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) are once again placing a call to arms. This time the objective is congress. They are going to DC to voice their concerns concerning the recent push by congress to surrender. These men and women who are increasingly feeling deserted by their countrymen are going to confront another enemy of sorts and this time the enemy is right here. There is a call to action for veterans of this conflict to meet in Washington DC on July 17th to express their views to congress. They are stating that they will not be there to wave signs or chant slogans, but rather to conduct themselves as they always do in a professional manner, but one meant to get their message across.
Please support this cause and spread the word.
Week #2: Converge on Capitol Hill, July 17 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have already sacrificed blood, sweat, and tears on foreign battlefields. Now America needs one more thing while you're home -- one day of your time. We are the last line of defense.

We're not going to protest, wave signs, or scream slogans. We are going to make our voices heard, in a professional manner, in keeping with the finest traditions of our great country and military. I have no doubt you will want to join us.

But you say: "It's an entire Tuesday, and travel is expensive!" We share these legitimate concerns, but answer with this fundamental question: If not you, then who? Who else will tell Congress to give General Petraeus, his strategy, and our comrades time to complete the mission? It has come to this. It must be us.

The average citizen of America needs to hear this, see this, and for those who only want to leave Iraq, should hang their heads in. shame.


Free calls home to end for soldiers

Thursday's birthday call home may be the last one the Freedom Call Foundation can cover, however. Officials with the national charity have announced that they have run out of money to cover the expenses associated with the calls. The Morristown, N.J.-based charity has been providing the service for military families for free since 2004.

"We do about 2,000 of these a month," said John Harlow, executive director and founder of Freedom Calls. The calls can get very expensive, Harlow said. "We have to maintain these satellite links which costs tens of thousands of dollars a month."

For more information on Freedom Calls Foundation, visit or call 973-290-7886.

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