Friday, April 07, 2006

2360 Families United for Our Troops

Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization. They are a grassroots coalition of Gold Star families, veterans, families with loved ones in harm's way, and Americans who support our men and women in uniform. I signed on as an ordinary American. I have no family in the military.

"Collectively we will ensure that the sacrifices our courageous warriors have made are not in vain, and that the heroic soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have been charged with such a vital mission will be given the support they need to complete their mission. The members of our organization know well why these brave individuals choose to serve. We know that these humble Americans leave their homes and loved ones with the knowledge that they are making the world a safer place. And we know that these dedicated service members are committed, first and foremost, to seeing their mission through to completion."

Their blog is here. They will be celebrating Iraq Liberation Day April 9. These mothers who have lost a child don't get the publicity that Sheehan does, but they should.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to talk about Families United. I live in the DC area and you know how important the Washington Post felt Iraqi Liberation day was? They put it in the Style section (where all the cartoons go) today! That's not only insulting to our troops but even more so to the people of Iraq that they freed. To all Gold Star families and mothers, God bless you all!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Families United April 9th was remembered by many. While the MSM media turns the other way they continue to show thanks and gratitude for our soldiers sacrifices. Thank you for taking a moment to recognize their hard work for our soldiers.

Anonymous said...

I agree. April 9th was a great day to remember our mission, our troops, and the Iraqi people that have been freed on that day just a few years ago. The MSM certainly didnt try to hard to get the message out, but thankfully there were people like you reminding us all of the great sacrifices made.

Alise said...

Iraqi Liberation Day - what a wonderful concept. It certainly was not celebrated where I live to the extent I and many others wished it would have been, but it is such a wonderful message to send to those mena and women in Iraq that we are celebrating with them the freedom that they have found...that they have been given.

Norma said...

I didn't hear about it around here, but I might have been blogging.