Make a Soldier's Day: Say Thanks

Americans of all political stripes can go a long way this Christmas season to recognize the efforts of U.S. troops at home and abroad. It starts with two words: “Thank you.”, the news, opinion and activism website, is spearheading an effort called “Thank a Soldier Week,” designated for the week of Christmas, from December 19-25.

Over the course of this month, you can send a note of thanks to members of U.S. military via All messages will be delivered to U.S. soldiers through a coordinated effort with the Department of Defense.

“We realized that during the last few years’ political battles, our men and women in uniform are too often ignored or are attacked in debates over the war,” said Drew Bond, president of and founder of “Thank A Soldier Week.”

The goal of “Thank a Soldier Week,” co-sponsored by HUMAN EVENTS, is to encourage Americans, regardless of their political beliefs or views on the Iraq War, to express their gratitude and appreciation for the service and support of America’s armed forces.

“Given the upcoming holidays and many sacrifices our service members and their families make, whether they serve in the Middle East or Maryland, it’s high time for us to say ‘thank you,’” Bond added. “Saying thank you is such a simple thing to do, but most of us pass soldiers on regular basis and never say a word.” launched the effort November 16 at the Country Music Awards, where it videotaped messages from performers that it plans to send to troops along with the greetings you leave them at

Among the top country music stars to say "thanks": George Strait, Alison Kraus, Montgomery Gentry, Big and Rich, Diamond Rio, Lonestar and Brad Paisley. You, too, now have the opportunity to show your appreciation.