We still have 68,000 of our brave men and women in uniform still serving and risking their lives for our country. We find that many Americans are not aware that we have so many--husbands, fathers, sons, sisters, mothers, daughters--still actively deployed to Afghanistan.
Which brings me to a great idea from the wonderful people at Spirit of America (an organization that we have supported since its inception years ago). They have launched a campaign called "68,000 Remember." According to Spirit of America:
The campaign’s sole purpose is to raise awareness and support for the 68,000 American men and women still serving and sacrificing in Afghanistan. This campaign does not take any position on U.S. policy or on the war in Afghanistan. Our view is simple: as long as our country has asked our troops to serve, they should be acknowledged and supported.
A key component of the campaign is to build a photo “Wall of Support”. We are asking people to remember our troops by uploading a photo with the words “68,000 Remember” in it to the Wall of Support located on the Spirit of America Facebook page (https://apps.facebook.com/reasons-to-remember/contests/303333) or by emailing it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The only requirement for the photo is that it needs to include the words “68,000 Remember”. Creativity is definitely encouraged!
The campaign runs through January 31st.
The goal is to get 68,000 photos - one for each American service member still serving in Afghanistan. You can also spread the word through social media with the tag #68kRemember .
Please spread the word!With your support we can make sure that those still serving in Afghanistan know that they are supported, and that their sacrifices are appreciated.