And She’s Texting the Freeway to Stairbird [Dan Collins]
Education Guy directed me to thisÃ‚Â wonderful program:
For those seeking a quick way to show appreciationÃ‚Â for theÃ‚Â troops’ service far from home this holiday season, look no further than Ã¢â‚¬Å“Giving Thanks,Ã¢â‚¬Â a new initiative from the Defense DepartmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s America Supports You program. (Video)
Americans can send text messages of thanks and get responses from active-duty troops through the “Giving Thanks” initiative of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
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America Supports You connects citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is a simple way to connect our citizens to our soldiers using modern technology,Ã¢â‚¬Â Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for internal communications and public liaison, said of the text messaging program.
The program, which already has received nearly 4,000 messages, officially kicks off at 6 a.m. EST Nov. 17 and concludes at midnight PST Nov. 22. Between those times, people wishing to express gratitude to the troops for their service can text a brief message to 89279. Each text message sent will receive a response from an active-duty servicemember in return.
Ã‚Â So, now we can demonstrate our support for those poor troops eating plastic turkey with Bushitler without even getting off of our sorry, sodden, football watching butts.Ã‚Â It’s the least we can do.
Those guys, they don’t ask for much.