Friday, June 19, 2009

Make this Father's Day special for our troops in harm's way

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--- On Thu, 6/18/09, USO <> wrote:

From: USO <>
Subject: Make this Father's Day special for our troops in harm's way
To: mskathy
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 11:20 PM

Support Our Troops This Father's Day

It's Father's Day. You've just come back from a long patrol. You're drenched in sweat and coated in dust. All day long, you've carried one image in your mind: your beautiful baby girl. She was just 14-months old when you left. Will she still recognize her Daddy? Will she know your voice?

This Father's Day, our troops overseas want – desperately – to be with their families. You can help.

On Sunday, June 21st, the USO will make a special effort to help soldiers "join" their family celebrations from overseas. For Father's Day, we'll distribute thousands of pre-paid phone cards, so GIs can call home from any phone, anywhere. Dad may not be sitting at the kitchen table, or unwrapping a tie, but he can talk to the kid he hasn't seen in months. And fathers back home, with sons and daughters serving on the front lines, can hear the one voice that proves their child is alive and well.

It doesn't take much to make a huge difference in the lives of soldiers far from home on Father's Day, or any day. Your donation will give them the magic of a child's voice, a spouse's laughter, a father's words of encouragement – all priceless gifts that will help carry them through the difficult days and weeks to come.


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