Skip to comments.America Supports You: Department Honors Radio’s ‘Dr. Laura’
Posted on 07/30/2007 5:31:37 PM PDT by SandRat
| WASHINGTON, July 30, 2007 Radio talk-show host Laura Schlessinger is used to millions of people listening to her. Today, however, it was her turn to listen, as Defense Department officials acknowledged her support of Americas servicemembers.
On behalf of the Department of Defense and everybody who serves in the Department of Defense and the American people, I just want to say, thank you for your great work, England said.
England also thanked Operation Family Funds founder, Mike Cash, for his work supporting military families. Thank you also for your great work directly benefiting these great men and women who need help, deserve help and appreciate (what you do), he said.
Operation Family Fund provides financial assistance to families of military personnel severely injured or killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The group also is a supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad.
Schlessinger said she was touched to receive the honor, but that her actions were simply to offer support, morally and physically, to these people with this extraordinary attitude.
But its nice to get some recognition, and hopefully it motivates other people when they see how involved I am, she added. Normally, you do what you need to do, and you dont give a lot of thought to, Gee, Im going to get a ribbon for it.
Schlessinger has another reason to support the troops thats even nearer to her heart.
My kidlets in Afghanistan, she said of her son, who is deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division. I wouldnt have understood as much as I do now (if it werent for him). So Ive taken it as my personal responsibility to get everybody up to speed.
The radio personalitys troop-support efforts include ensuring her nearly 8 million listeners know about Operation Family Fund. She also has raised more than a half million dollars for the organization.
She also has spoken with managers at the newspaper for which she writes a twice-weekly column, the Santa Barbara News-Press, in Santa Barbara, Calif., about hiring former servicemembers. These are smart people, mature people, focused people, disciplined people who should be hired as reporters, Schlessinger said. So if anybodys interested in coming to Santa Barbara, Calif., theres a job waiting for you.
Cash, who represented Operation Family Fund at the ceremony, offered his praise for Schlessingers work on behalf of his organization. When Schlessinger talks, people listen, he said. And lately, that has equated to more help for the families the organization serves, he added.
There (are) a lot of great people out there that want to help but dont know how to help, he said. Dr. Laura has been able to channel those people into Operation Family Fund and say, Look, you want to help a great cause? Heres what you do.
Dr. Laura’s son in the 82nd Airborne!? Good for her.
Hey, all the leftists support the troops too! How come Barbra Streisand or Randi Rhodes don’t get any awards?
Somedays, I wonder how she has the patience to listen to some of the real airhead whinners who call in--LOL!
Just wait, in a few minutes all the Dr. Laura haters will chime in, saying, “She got naked 25 years ago,” “She wasn’t a virgin when she got married,” “She’s mean to the poor stupid people who call,” “She has an annoying voice,” or “She uses bad words like ‘evil’ and ‘wrong.’” In my book, she’s a real heroine. Thank God somebody says the things she says.
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