Monday, December 06, 2004

Letters from Home

People my age (don’t ask) can remember wearing silver POW (prisoner of war) bracelets during the Vietnam War. Fortunately, the war in Iraq has been so successful that those kinds of remembrances are not necessary. However a new type of bracelet can now be worn to show your support of our active service men and women.

A young officer back from Iraq has started a program through his university that allows people to “adopt” a soldier and become their pen pal. When anyone signs up for the program a red bracelet is sent to be worn by those supporting the soldiers in this way.

It is hard to imagine what a letter of support from someone “back home” means to those deployed overseas but this is a great way to find out. Learn more about how you can be involved at