I just realized it’s Wednesday! Would have sworn yesterday was Monday. Thought it had been an unusually long day…
This is one of my favorite organizations, of which I’m a volunteer. Patti is an amazing woman who has inspired me, given me hope and kept my spirits up when I was ready to crash while living on the left pink coast. It was a true honor to meet her in person in May at the Milbloggers Conference in DC. I had been talking to her for 5 minutes (my husband and I were out having a cigarette and she was there with another woman) before I realized that she was THE Patti!! I burst into tears and she hugged me for a long time as I told her how hard it was to be a military parent living in a code pink town. She has a precious heart and spirit.
Thank you, Patti, for everything.
May Not Solder Go UnlovedBack in 2003, self-described “ordinary mother”, Patti Patton-Bader, started an organization called Solders’ Angels because her son, Sgt. Brandon Varn, wrote her a letter from Iraq in which he showed concern that some of the brave men and women there weren’t receiving any mail or support from back home. Well, she wasn’t going to allow this. She called a few friends and family asking them if they would write to some of the soldiers. They’d never met them. Didn’t know who they were, but they wrote. And in a few short months, Solders’ Angles went from an idea an “ordinary mother” had to having chapters all over the country and thousands of angels all over the world letting soldiers know that they were loved and respected by writing hundreds of thousands of letters, sending care packages, medical supplies, body armor and lending comfort and support to military families. Solder’s Angels and the people who run and support it are heroes in the truest sense.
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died,
We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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