The last 13 years have been tough on the United States with troops overseas fighting and dying in two wars that most Americans barely understood. For most of that time, everyone continued to support the troops.
It is now 2014 and we are (mostly) out of Iraq, but there are still 60,000 Americans still in Afghanistan. There are still more than 200,000 American servicemen and women serving around the globe in 150 countries (and who knows how many more at sea).
I debated saying anything about this, because I didn’t want anyone to say that I did it just to talk about myself, but through a friend of a friend author connection, I learned about two nurses serving in Afghanistan that were looking for reading material in the form of ebooks. They were asking for donations. I just sent them ebook copies of Cayman Cowboys, Flooding Hollywood, Guardians’ Keep and Wreck of the Huron along with the veterans book Common Valor (I thought a few of them might be interested).
It is easy to forget in our daily lives that we still have troops serving away from home and family. There is nothing about that service that is easy, but as every one of the veterans I interviewed for Common Valor and the West Virginia Voices of War documentary told me, it is something they are called to do.
Take any opportunity to do a little something for them. My veteran friends, if you know of any way people can donate or support troops, let me know and I will add them to this post or just add them in the comments.
My fellow authors, if you want to donate, or know of other groups of reader that might be interested, drop me a line and let me know..