There is probably no other holiday season that evokes a desire to be home, surrounded by family and friends more than the end-of-the-year holidays.
Many American soldiers who are stationed far away, can only dream about going home. Not only do they experience a sense of longing for family and friends, but they also miss the creature comforts of home as well as the holiday rituals and celebrations.
American service men and women leave their families to protect and defend our rights, and they risk death doing their jobs. The holidays are a perfect time to give back and tell the troops how much they are appreciated by doing something kind for them this holiday season.
There are many ways you can do this.
You can choose to simply make a donation, to send a card, or to make a longer term commitment to a troop member. There are even organizations that let you donate to the needy citizens of the country where the troop member is stationed.