from an email i got today. happy holidays.
Iraq. Afghanistan. Dangerous places to be at any time. And even lonelier places when the Holiday season is here.
Our troops are never forgotten by their families, of course. But it's so easy for the rest of us to do it. In the busy bustle of the season, we can put them out of our minds and hearts — and forget the sacrifices they're making on our behalf. How they put up with hot desert winds and freezing mountain blasts. How they face a ruthless enemy who'll stop at nothing, Holidays or not.
They do their jobs without complaint. And what we have to show for it, is we're able to sit in warmth and comfort with our freedoms intact. Could there be a better time than now to show them a little appreciation? To prove to them that we remember, we care, we understand.
Your donation to the USO helps our men and women in uniform in so many ways — in practical ways that make their daily lives easier, and in ways that give a much-needed lift to the spirit. But just as important is the message of support you're sending to the bravest people on earth. Won't you donate what you can right now to bring the USO closer to its goals — so even though our troops can't be home to join us for the Holidays, they know we're there for them.