A Lady's Ruminations

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Christmas Cards for the Wounded

Christmas is only a few weeks away. While you are out shopping and decorating and planning your Christmas celebrations, brave and wounded soldiers are recovering from their sacrifices. You can help them.

Last week I posted on a huge list All Things Conservative had made up, full of programs you can donate to, that benefit members of the military, their families, and veterans. The list is here. Please take a look and consider joining one of the organizations. You can brighten some lives and make someone's day. I have adopted members of the military and they really appreciate someone taking the time to even send a letter. They give so much to us.

Michelle Malkin has a disturbing post up, called THANK YOU, JOSHUA SPARLING.
Lots of readers watched Fox & Friends this morning and e-mailed about the disgusting greeting card a wounded soldier received while hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Thanks to reader Shari for taking these cell phone camera shots of the card displayed by co-host Brian Kilmeade:

The card front, decorated with patriotic and holiday stamps, was deceptively innocuous:
But on the inside, the card said:
Dear soldier, Have a great time in the war and a great time dieing in the war. From, Goller, Miguel, P.S. DIE
Absolutely disgusting. If a kid truly made that card, he ought to be horsewhipped and sent to Iraq.
According to Kilmeade, who visited Walter Reed on Friday, a US Army soldier named Joshua Sparling received the death wish while recovering from a gunshot wound he received in Ramadi, Iraq. It's the only Christmas card he received. Fox & Friends is urging you to counter the hate by sending your thanks and good wishes to Sparling:

Joshua Sparling
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
Michelle also has information from a reader who called Walter Reed Army Medical Center. If you would like to send cards, visit Michelle's post and read the sending info and mailing address.

While you are doing your Christmas cards, please send one (not like Miguel's) or many to our wounded. They have given so much for us. We can do something to thank them.