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Holiday FReepmail Messages for our Troops Needed!
self ^ | 11-25-01 | patriciaruth

Posted on 11/25/2001 1:16:02 PM PST by patriciaruth

FReepers! I need emails to send to our troops with the Christmas presents that are being mailed out this week to the 101st AIRBORNE. We have 200 plus presents, but only about a third of them so far have a personal message to go with them to show the troops that we care about them and are grateful for their sacrifices for our country and for putting their lives on the line for our freedom.

PLEASE FReepMail me or send an email to my personal email (below) a Dear Soldier note for the Holidays! Do it today, so I can print them out and put them in the box tomorrow.

AND if anyone could also contribute toward purchasing one or more scarves, or contribute toward the postage, just FReepmail me for my snail mail address or use www.paypal.com and pay by credit card using my personal email address (below).

So far, ABOUT 1/3 of the 200 scarves are bought or pledged, and I would like to put someone else's name, not mine on at least some of the 130 scarves yet to be adopted and given to a serviceman pulling duty on Christmas at an observation post or wherever they may be now that the 101st Airborne has been moved. Guess where? In fact, the news is reporting our troops are landing near Kandahar now.

Contributors so far are:

Audrey --7
Kathy -13
Shirley --8
Deanne --7
Lorraine --2
Lida --2
Kay--9
Sheila --2
Lynette--8
Jacqueline--2
Isabelle--5
Kim--1
Mike--unknown coming
*******
Email messages sent so far for the troops:
Carrie; Margaret; family in High Ridge, MO; Ruth in Visalia, CA; Laura
Cards coming: Gretchen; "Cool Guy" Christmas scarves URL http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/571233/posts Kosovo Care Package URL http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3bd55aeb7d48.htm


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OK, ping list, I really need your help and I really need some patriotic FReepers who care about our troops to send me a FReepmail message to go to our troops.

Link to Silk Scarves for Christmas thread
This has the explanation of why the troops want the silk scarves to help reduce chaffing when they carry the 100 lbs. LBE's.

Link to Care Packages thread

1 posted on 11/25/2001 1:16:02 PM PST by patriciaruth (arthingvold@ocsnet.net)
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To: ohioWfan; RedWing9; MJY1288; esther2; Left_Coast_Conservative; lonestargal; lonestar; zgirl...
HELP! I need EMails and FReepmails for our Troops!!
2 posted on 11/25/2001 1:17:33 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
email didn't print. It is

arthingvold@ocsnet.net

3 posted on 11/25/2001 1:20:35 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
OK now, what is it you need? What would you like us to do? Do you want letters to be enclosed with the gifts?
4 posted on 11/25/2001 1:21:38 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999
I want you to FReepmail me or email me a personal holiday message meant for a soldier. I will print it out (no color, sorry) and put it in the box with the presents that are being mailed out in the next day or two.

I would appreciate it if you could add your name and address or at least your real first name and hometown, to personalize it more for the soldier.

5 posted on 11/25/2001 1:25:53 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
Ooops, should have read this message before I sent the Freepmail. I put my name on it but not my town.

Check is (literally) in the mail. I wanted to send something the other day but I lost the thread.

6 posted on 11/25/2001 1:43:33 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: All
Bump!
7 posted on 11/25/2001 1:48:22 PM PST by 2Jedismom
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To: patriciaruth
Are you sure the troops are accepting gifts and mail? I thought mail service to the troops had been stopped because of the Antrax scare.
8 posted on 11/25/2001 1:49:33 PM PST by Dave S
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To: Dave S
I have a special Donation Number and address as I arranged to do this before September 11, and before the anthrax, so they know me. I'm an AUSA member. Check out the link above about the scarves.
9 posted on 11/25/2001 1:57:26 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
I sent a little extra to help to cover your expenses. Wish I could send more.
10 posted on 11/25/2001 2:02:17 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: patriciaruth
Just sent an e-mail, I hope you receive it. Thanx and Godspeed to you! patriciaruth!
11 posted on 11/25/2001 2:04:18 PM PST by mlibertarianj
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To: patriciaruth
Email on the way to you. BTTT!
12 posted on 11/25/2001 2:11:18 PM PST by calypgin
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To: patriciaruth
You're right, but we might as well bump the thread while we chat.
13 posted on 11/25/2001 2:13:47 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: patriciaruth
You have FReepmail, thanks for the opportunity to do this......

God Bless America and Our MIlitary

God Bless President Bush

God Bless US

LET'S ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 posted on 11/25/2001 2:20:36 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: patriciaruth
I will mention this thread on the USO Canteen thread, you'll be deluged!!!!
15 posted on 11/25/2001 2:22:26 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: Snow Bunny; Billie
Bump...
16 posted on 11/25/2001 2:25:57 PM PST by Libloather
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To: 4TheFlag
Good idea!
17 posted on 11/25/2001 2:26:25 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: patriciaruth
Thank you so much for doing this. A private e-mail has been sent to you and if you know of a place where we can send actual cards, if they are being accepted, please let us know.
18 posted on 11/25/2001 2:33:54 PM PST by Peach
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To: Peach
A SUPPORT THE TROOPS BUMPAROONIE!!!!!!
19 posted on 11/25/2001 2:41:42 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: patriciaruth
Why FReepmail? You're going to have to cut and paste from somewhere? Maybe if the messages are posted her it'll inspire others to surpass my feeble (but heart-felt) effort.

Dear Soldier,

Hello! Hope you are doing well. I am just one of millions of Americans who greatly appreciate your service to our country and in the war against terrorism. Thank you for all you do. I owe you several beers I'm sure.

There is not a block on any street that is not peppered with American flags - on mailboxes, hanging form the garage, new flagpoles, etc. We are behind you - that will not change.

I believe President Bush when he tells us that you will have all the tools you need to do your job quickly and effectively.

I'm certain your family is very proud of you - I am too. Come home as soon as you can.

May G-d keep you safe,

Charlie & Family

20 posted on 11/25/2001 2:55:48 PM PST by Tunehead54
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To: 4TheFlag; Pray4USA
Another 4TheTroops BUMP.........
21 posted on 11/25/2001 3:03:30 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: patriciaruth
Do you want us to simply do a post to this thread? If that's what you mean, I can do that. I live by Central Command. Please just clarify. Thanks.
22 posted on 11/25/2001 3:09:18 PM PST by floriduh voter
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To: All; JohnHuang2; kattracks; JD86; my_pointy_head_is_sharp; KLT; redhead; patriciaruth...
Wonder if this All thing works?

If you're a FReeper please help out over here! Take a couple of minutes, write a few lines, send a prayer. Our guy's are in harm's way - you owe'em a line or two.

TH54

I doubt the ALL thing is still active so please ping a friend or twenty. Thanks.

Holiday FReepmail Messages for our Troops Needed!

I'm at post #20 - my suggestion is to just post to this thread for simplicity. Once the thread is loaded Ruth can just cut and paste instead of opening individual FReepmail?

Let's roll!

23 posted on 11/25/2001 3:11:57 PM PST by Tunehead54
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To: floriduh voter
Just a keep it up front BUMP!!!!!!!!!!
24 posted on 11/25/2001 3:13:33 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: patriciaruth
Scarf ping! You have mail!
25 posted on 11/25/2001 3:24:18 PM PST by MonroeDNA
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To: Peach
if you know of a place where we can send actual cards, if they are being accepted, please let us know.

We were bundling messages and cards with the care package items before, but as the troops are on the move right now, the regular care package APO's are on hold.

My Donation Number is just for the scarves, nothing else.

However, if you want to send me a Christmas or other Holiday card for a soldier, or more than one, I will bundle it in the next care package I get soon as I hear from my contacts where their APO's are going to be.

For security reasons, I send all bundled cards, photos, child drawings, etc. without envelopes, so write your address, etc. information on the card itself somewhere.

Just FReepmail me or email me requesting my address and I will send it to you.

26 posted on 11/25/2001 3:35:12 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
Check is in the mail
Bruce Kurtz
27 posted on 11/25/2001 3:48:42 PM PST by Bruce Kurtz
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To: Bruce Kurtz
A Keep Our Troops Up Front BUMP!!!!
28 posted on 11/25/2001 3:49:55 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: 4TheFlag
BUMP
29 posted on 11/25/2001 4:06:27 PM PST by Sungirl
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To: patriciaruth; illstillbe; Molly Pitcher; Miss Marple; DJ88; MozartLover; jtill; lysander13135...
bttt
30 posted on 11/25/2001 4:09:42 PM PST by kayak
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To: Libloather
Thank you Libloather.
31 posted on 11/25/2001 4:17:28 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
A LET'S GET WITH AND SUPPORT OUR TROOPS BUMP!!!!!!!!!!
32 posted on 11/25/2001 4:20:40 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: patriciaruth
Bump for the troops
33 posted on 11/25/2001 4:32:04 PM PST by LiberteeBell
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To: patriciaruth; JohnHuang2; Billie; Snow Bunny; FallGuy; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Victoria Delsoul...
Holiday FReepmail Messages for our Troops Needed! PING

Please take a momement and respond to this thread and bump it to patriciaruth.
Thank You
34 posted on 11/25/2001 4:33:12 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: All

Stop in and help support our military, their families and Vets!
Come on by and meet some very Patriotic FReepers.
See great graphics and posts and have a few laughs along the way.

New Thread Every Day!

35 posted on 11/25/2001 4:36:03 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
bttt
36 posted on 11/25/2001 4:43:27 PM PST by kayak
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; patriciaruth
Thanks for the ping, Tonkin.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah to our troops at home and abroad. Your country is incredibly proud of you.

America has faith in you and your prowess, and faith that we all fight the good fight, that our cause is just, and that the battle belongs to us.

Two Towers

Shattered in the blue dawn's early gleaming,
Steel and glass fall down one fateful morn.
Twin Towers burn in fires of hateful dreaming.
We wake to pyres of nightmares newly born.

Now, rebel clerics fan the flaming rabble.
And yet, the Bell of Hope chimes. God, we hear it
Above the evil death-cult's towering babble,
Ringing to our heart, our mind, our spirit.

So to our Towers our streaming faces turn,
Still standing on our bannered City's Hill--
As Root and Branch our enemies can't burn--
As Pen and Sword: the allies of our will.

For God and Country stand our righteous Towers.
The Two are not Jihad's. The Two are ours.


37 posted on 11/25/2001 4:44:11 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
Thanks for the poem ST.....9/11 relived again.........

FRegards, Jack

38 posted on 11/25/2001 4:49:23 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: 4TheFlag
We never forget.


39 posted on 11/25/2001 4:51:37 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: patriciaruth
BUMP!!! And I'll be sending a check for a lovely scarf for our lovely lads in uniform...
40 posted on 11/25/2001 4:54:10 PM PST by dandelion
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To: patriciaruth
Did you receive the two cards I sent to go with the scarves? BTW, I am assuming that 'Lorraine' up there in that list is me? PayPal has my formal, legal name, but the last person who referred to me as 'Lorraine' was my third grade teacher, I think. LOL!

Thank you again for all that you do for our servicemen and women.

Lori

41 posted on 11/25/2001 4:54:28 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the ping Tonkin!
42 posted on 11/25/2001 4:56:12 PM PST by Native American Female Vet
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To: patriciaruth
I will have them to you in the AM.
43 posted on 11/25/2001 4:57:31 PM PST by Native American Female Vet
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To: Sabertooth
"We Will NEVER Forget"

Nope, NOT EVER...........WE WILL eradicate this SCUM from the face of the Earth.....

44 posted on 11/25/2001 5:03:24 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: patriciaruth
I tried to send a care package to my son who is "in country" and it was returned.

It has to be less than 13 oz. and sent first class!

Oh, BTW, my son thinks he may be home before Christmas. {;o)

45 posted on 11/25/2001 5:06:32 PM PST by RightWinger
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To: patriciaruth
A Let's get those Letters Rolling BUMP!!
46 posted on 11/25/2001 5:13:37 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Bump
47 posted on 11/25/2001 5:13:42 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
thank you Tonk!
48 posted on 11/25/2001 5:15:02 PM PST by MistyCA
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To: mystomachisturning
A Holiday BUMP!!!!
49 posted on 11/25/2001 5:28:09 PM PST by 4TheFlag
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To: 4TheFlag
Thumbs up Bump
50 posted on 11/25/2001 5:34:47 PM PST by maranatha
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