"I received some e-mails this evening from a Marine Lieutenant Colonel who has redeployed to Iraq and is now a month into his duty there. He's a reservist, making his second trip to Iraq, and again left behind a thriving ministry and a wife and three young children, but saluted and went where he was called. It is hard and dangerous duty, even as the Marines work to bring freedom to a long oppressed land.
This officer has a support system and great stability from his faith and family. But a lot of the young Marines, soldiers, sailors and airmen deployed there and throughout the world do not. I have been discussing www.soldiersangels.com on my program over the past few weeks. These fine people run a website that vets volunteers and matches them with military overseas so that these folks on the front line get letters and packages from civilians at home. Please consider joining up. It isn't hard or time consuming and the cost is the postage and the packages you send. They do have to talk with you to verify that you are who you say you are and won't endanger the troops they serve.
There are thousands of Americans protecting and defending tonight, and I hope other bloggers will take up the task of publicizing Soldiers Angels. The troops would certainly thank you."
Hugh Hewitt is the host of a daily nationally-syndicated talk radio show heard in more than 100 cities across the county. He is a Professor of Law at Chapman University Law School, the Executive Editor of Townhall.com, and one of the country's most widely read bloggers at HughHewitt.com. Hewitt is the author of eight previous books, including the New York Times' bestseller "If Its Not Close, They Can't Cheat" and "Blog: Understanding The Information Reformation That Is Changing Your World, and the recipient of three Emmys during his decade as an anchor of a nightly news and public affairs show for the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET. He served six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts including in the White House Counsel's office. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School and lives in Southern California. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.