Wednesday, August 03, 2005
We've been affiliated with Soldiers' Angels for about 18 months now and it has been wonderful getting to know some of the men and women serving our country in Iraq. It all came about via Hugh Hewitt as he mentioned Soldiers' Angels on his radio show.
Soldiers' Angels was founded by Patti Patton-Bader (great niece of General George S. Patton) when her son was deployed to Iraq in OIF. Her simple efforts to help and care for soldiers in her son's unit who were not getting any mail from home has blossomed into an international effort. The mission of Soldiers' Angels has grown from simple letter writing and care packages to support for the wounded, help for their spouses and children and comfort for the families of the fallen. Their efforts and results are wide ranging and far reaching.
Matt at BlackFive has pointed us towards a great podcast interview with Patti by Soldiers' Angel Holly Aho on her blog. It runs about 21 minutes and is fun listening. Be sure to leave a comment for Patti as well as a pat-on-the-back for Holly. Read Matt's post for an interesting look at some of the behind the scenes happenings by Soldiers' Angels volunteers.
Check it out. If you haven't already, visit Soldiers' Angels and adopt a soldier today. Your life will be enriched!