Families Supporting Our Troops
Supporting the Families of Our Troops
While Our Children Serve
When you see a person in a military uniform, shake their hand and say, “Thank you for serving our country.”
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20 Tip to Help Support the Troops
1. Letters from home are the item most requested by soldiers, so write often.
2. Allow plenty of time for packages to arrive for holidays.
3. Invest in a detailed map of the Middle East so you hear news reports, you'll be able to identify the exact location of activity.
4. Keep a list of discussion topics near the phone so when your loved one calls at 4 am, you won't waste time collecting your thoughts.
5. You can live on "Iraqi time" with the click of a computer mouse. Go to worldtimeserver.com.
6. Make sure you have as much communication technology as you can afford. The more often you communicate, the better you will both feel.
7. The Red Cross will help you make arrangements for your soldier to come home for certain emergencies, such as a death in the family.
8. Find a support group of other people with deployed loved ones. If you can't find a support group, start one.
For more tips, click here to read "20 Practical Ways You Can Support the Troops in Iraq and Elsewhere"