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calendar   Friday - November 23, 2007

Honoring Heroes at the Holidays

I received an email from Ryan Gill of ”Move America Forward” asking for some help in promoting this event.  It sounds very worthy, so if you are along the route, go out and support the effort.

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Join Move America Forward for the “Honoring Heroes at the Holidays Tour” this November 26th - December 16th as we cross this nation holding pro-troop events in 40 cities across America to honor and salute the men and women of the U.S. military who will be thousands of miles away from their homes and families during this holiday season.

Along the tour we will be collecting more than 100,000 Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday greeting cards for our troops that we will deliver to them in Iraq and Afghanistan. Get your kids involved, and invite local schools to participate! On the outside envelope be sure to write either: “Christmas Card for Our Troops” or “Hanukkah Card for Our Troops” or “Holiday Card for Our Troops.”

Bring the cards to one of our 40 pro-troop holiday events along the route of the “Honoring Our Heroes at the Holidays Tour”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/23/2007 at 10:32 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - November 21, 2007

We’re Not Worthy

Via Hot Air.

U.S. Soldier Re-Enlists Hours After Being Seriously Wounded in Iraq IED Attack

Spc. Christopher Hoyt, an infantryman from California with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based out of Fort Lewis, Wash., was injured after an improvised explosive device — or IED — exploded near him while he was out on a foot patrol near Zaganiyah, Iraq.

Two of Hoyt’s fellow soldiers were killed in the attack. Hoyt was rushed to the emergency room at Logistics Support Area Anaconda where he was treated for cuts to his legs and body.

It was there, after having witnessed the deaths of his comrades, that Hoyt decided to re-enlist for four more years.

“He said he wasn’t finished,” Hoyt’s battalion commander Lt. Col. Mark Landes said.

Landes conducted the re-enlistment himself. “He said, ‘I still have a job to do.’ “

Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, the brigade’s top non-commissioned officer, who was also present during Hoyt’s re-enlistment at Anaconda, said Hoyt was the epitome of what a soldier should be.

“It takes a person of very strong character to go through an incident where another soldier five feet away was killed, and he was severally wounded, and still say ‘I believe in what we are doing and I want to stay on the team. I want to support the United States Army and my country,’ “ Troxell said.

“He is a model for what all men and women should be, and that is very patriotic and very selfless,” Troxell said.

Hoyt is currently recovering in an Army hospital in Germany

As Bryan said, “Thank You” seems trite, but what else can we say?  You, Spc Hoyt, give us hope for our great country.  It is men and women like you that shine the light of valor and courage for all to see. 

Next time someone calls our soldiers an evil baby-killing dolt, kick him in the nuts.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/21/2007 at 10:02 AM   
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