Friday, January 09, 2004

Coast to Coast Freedom Ride for Our Troops

By Peggy Baker

Mother of a Soldier

On March 1, 2004, Dan Forant, father of Spc. Daniel Forant III, will begin a 3,000 mile trip by bicycle to benefit our troops serving in Iraq. His journey will begin in Albany, New York and finish in Pasadena, California taking approximately 45 days, weather permitting. Due to a generous offer, Mr. Forant will have a laptop with video and still picture capability whereby that information is sent to New York City via satellite-broadband-uplink. America will be able to watch his daily progress by visiting his site.

Mr. Forantâ??s website www.supportourtroops.com was established to honor his son and his brave comrades during their deployment in Iraq. The website has grown immeasurably in this short time and has been able to reach out to many service members. Recently he teamed up with the Soldierâ??s Angels http://soldiersangels.homestead.com in this endeavor to reach out to our troops.

Soldierâ??s Angels is a website founded by Patti Patton-Bader, mother of Spc. Brandon Varn also deployed to Iraq. Staff includes Susie Feaster, Ana-Marie Smith, Robin Boerner, and Peggy Baker. The Soldierâ??s Angels mission is to provide aide and comfort to any of the armed forces and their families. To date they have accomplished to send over 2000 care packages to deployed soldiers, helped the wounded at three major military hospitals and aided many military families.

These two groups areâ?¦.CALLING ALL AMERICANSâ?¦

Please raise up your communitiesâ?¦Help us help them!

We are asking for a donation of $20 from each American family, but any amount will be appreciated. All proceeds will go to benefit our troops. You can contact either website for information on how to make a donation.

Help us show our troops that from the East Coast to the West Coast â?¦

America Supports You!

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