Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We need to remember the Vets

Please watch the above. It is a very touching reminder that we can not forget those who have served in the past.  Many of them are still with us today and are suffering, struggling or just plain alone.  I have known some Vets who may not have turned out as they did had someone remembered that they too gave of their time and risked their lives for our country.

To any Vets that may read this: THANK YOU From all of us here at On A New Road.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Some of the boys having fun

I am so proud of these guys. They go through goodness knows what over there and still they find ways to have fun. You go guys! Keep the faith, the hard times will pass. If anyone knows of more of these kinds of videos please comment at least the title so I can review them to share.

Remember people like these love being supported so, if you can afford to join one of the many organizations that allow you adopt or otherwise support our troops.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Card Making and a sale

Hello out there in blog land!  I just wanted to share my latest passion with you. It's Card Making. I love the idea but having little money makes it difficult to do very well at it. I just read through about 5 blogs that are doing a bloghop. Got tired fast so I had to stop. It was so depressing! They have all of these lovely cards that should be up for sale somewhere and my first ever card looks like an older child did it....Yet, I will not give up. I like the idea of making cards for others.

Secondary announcement, I made a sale on ebay! I could not believe it. The item was setup as a buy it now only. I have never had one sold like that before.  I am so happy! It will be sent out on Monday as I already missed the post folks at the PO.

Thanks for reading, next time I will share a photo of my card. It is going to be sent to Operation Write Home, so I hope its ok.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Support our troops

Hi there in bloggville! Tonight I am typing up this little blog to share about how you can support our troops. Mind I am a US blogger. However, your country may have similar programs for your troops if you are in another country.

First I would love to tell you about Soldier's Angels.  This organization has MANY ways you can help our troops know they are appreciated. They have the letter writing team. You get 1-3 names as many times a week as you want up to 7. You will get names on each day you tell them you will accept names on. These letters go to soldiers that have not yet been adopted by another angel. Some soldiers are out there with no one back home to write to or receive mail from. So, your simple note may be all they get. I have heard that to them getting mail is like getting gifts from Santa on Christmas. It just lifts their spirits to hear their names called at mail time. Then there are adoptions. If you adopt a soldier you have to send 1-2 care packages each month and you can write your soldier as often as you want. Soldiers Angels serves all of our branches of military so you may get someone from Army, Air Force, Navy, etc. It is a blessing both to the soldier and the Angel to be able to do this. Friendships are forged, they are all grateful whether they are silent or if they correspond with their Angel.  For more information about this fine organization just click the words Soldier's Angels above, it will open a new window to show you all about them at their own website.

Next, I would love to introduce Operation Write Home.  This organization calls on the crafty to create A2 sized greeting cards for our soldiers to use to correspond with home. Many are unable to get a hold of writing materials on their own and thus are limited to e-mails which can happen sporadically for some. There is just something wonderful about making original cards that will bring joy to so many. Not just the soldier who gets to use it but also the recipient and any they share the joy with. To find out more just click the words Operation Write Home above to go to their website.

I will be searching for other organizations that are as fine and upstanding as these two to share with you all. If you know of any please leave a comment with the information for that group so I can check it out for myself.

To all of our Service People:   THANK YOU for your sacrifice to keep this country, and even the world, a better place.