With today being Memorial Day, I want to thank all the men and women who fight for our freedom on a daily basis. They sacrifice so much for our country and I am amazed by their selflessness. I really am. What a great act of service, not only to our country, but to God’s people in general. I feel so blessed to live in this country and have so many soldiers willing to fight for our freedom.
I also wanted to share a website with you. Adopt-A-Platoon is an organization that matches volunteers with soldiers overseas. You fill out an application and they will send you a soldiers name and mailing address. You can then send them cards, care packages and eventually emails once they email you at some point. I “adopted” two soldiers at two different times and it was a lot of fun. Not only did they really appreciate it, but they also communicated with me and let me know what it was like for them on a daily basis. I felt like it helped keep me focused on what they were sacrificing for us over there. I think it’s easy to go about our lives and forget what those soldiers and their families are going through daily. This is a great (and fun) way to get more involved with what is going on over there. They need to have something to look forward to and something to cheer them up. They are losing friends and having a tough time on a regular basis. It’s so simple to send them a little note or package, but it was greatly appreciated. You can also be praying for that individual and their family.
Click below to go to the website if you want to check it out: