PLEASE SUPPORT OUT TROOPS
This is Phil and Christina's son John Edmondson. Click the
picture for a larger image.
John served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserve as a Special Forces-Civil Affairs
soldier. He served in Kosovo in 2002 and in Iraq in 2003-2004.
Remember that the freedom of the United States and the
responsibilities of the US as the only world super power depend on military
Here are Phil's thoughts
on the matter:
Our young men and
women join the armed services for a variety of reasons.
No matter how you
feel about the military, war, and the politics of war, the United States military is made of friends, neighbors,
relatives, and unknown fellow citizens who are required to put their lives on the line and willingly
When you have a
loved one in a situation like Iraq, you cannot get the worry out of
The guys and gals
over there can never get too much mail. They are totally removed from
the comfort that we enjoy and that they are painfully but temporarily giving
up to serve their country. It is not always easy for them to remember
when dealing with the ordinary people, young and old, in constantly
unpredictable situations, that those people will remain long after they have
gone, and treat them with compassion.
If you really want to
get proactive about supporting the troops there are opportunities to support the
troops. I will try to find some links to support agencies and place them
on the web site.
Several agencies are:
American Red Cross.
groups at any military branch near you.