BornLib's Blog

Life, Liberty, and the Firearms that protect them both

Archive for the ‘Our Troops’ Category

Dems doing more than talking about voter suppression

leave a comment »

Above the post update:

Well Flynn, and therefore by extension I, was wrong.

HotAir: Obama, Democrats suing to block military voting in Ohio? Update: No

the likely remedy proposed would be to remove the Friday deadline for everyone — and that’s exactly what the plaintiffs are proposing.  Gabriel Malor forwarded me a link to the brief, and the relevant language within it

For my small part in misrepresenting the actions of the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Ohio Democratic Party, I apologize.

Original post below to shame the guilty (me).

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by BornLib

August 2, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Posted in Liberalism, Our Troops

Memorial Day

leave a comment »

Today is the day we remember those who payed the ultimate price so that we might live out our lives secure in this great land of ours.  For that we honor them as heroes.

There are others out there who think of them in different terms though: father, brother, son, mother, sister, daughter.  While we may honor the fallen, it is their family and friends who are left to mourn them.

If there is anything we as a people can do for those who gave everything for us it is to look after those they left behind.  There is a charity, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), that seeks to do just that.  From its page on Charity Navigator:

Founded out of tragedy in 1994, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has grown and established itself as the front line resource to families and loved ones of our military men and women. TAPS has provided comfort and care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, crisis intervention, and grief and trauma resources. TAPS has assisted over 25,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers. Our National Military Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps have been conducted for fourteen years, and are now complemented by regional seminars across the country.

Please give what you can, whenever you can.

Written by BornLib

May 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Posted in Our Troops

Soldiers’ Angels fundraiser and giveaway at WotC

leave a comment »

Linoge has put together a nifty fundraiser at his blog for one of my favorite charities, Soldiers’ Angels.

The short version is that for every five dollars you give to Soldiers’ Angels you’ll get one virtual ticket for drawings in your choice of one of three prize pools.  There is some nice swag up for grabs; head on over to his blog to see the full prize list and instructions for claiming tickets.

Written by BornLib

December 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

Posted in Our Troops

Veterans Day

leave a comment »

It saddens me to think that this day passed with so little ceremony that I almost forgot it was Veterans Day.

I didn’t though.  And as with Memorial Day, I want to highlight a charity that serves those who have served our nation.

Today I donated to Honor Flight Columbus, and encourage you to do the same.

Honor Flight is an organization dedicated to providing free transportation and escorts to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. for WWII veterans.

Since the memorial was not completed until 2004, the majority of veterans have lacked both the means and opportunity to visit their own memorial.  Honor Flight exists to give them both as their small way of thanking them for the free nation we enjoy to this day.

Written by BornLib

November 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Posted in Our Troops, Video

National POW/MIA Day

leave a comment »

That would be today.

Between Afghanistan and Iraq (and Libya I suppose) there is one living POW from the US armed forces, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Chuck, over at his blog, talks about what we can all do to help win this man his freedom.

Written by BornLib

September 17, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Posted in Our Troops

Charity auction for SIG Sauer 1911

leave a comment »

Read about this on MArooned:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=251295122

 To help support the work of Soldiers’ Angels Project Valour-IT, SIG SAUER is auctioning this engraved reverse two-tone 1911, featuring the Soldiers’ Angels logo and brand. 100% of the money will go toward Project Valour-IT, which provides voice-operated computers to U.S. servicemen and women who have lost the use of their hands or vision. For more on Project Valour-IT, please visit http://www.soldiersangels.org/project-valour-it.html

I just bought myself a 1911 a little while back, so I’ll be giving what I can to Soldiers’ Angels directly. If you want a 1911, or even another 1911, please make a bid for this wonderful cause.

Written by BornLib

September 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Posted in Our Troops

Memorial Day

leave a comment »

Take a good look around you today.  The entire country, and the lives we live in it, exist thanks to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much to defend it.  In a way, the nation itself is a memorial, one so vast and grand that sometimes it is hard to see it, but it is there.

This is yet another excellent excuse to mention Move America Forward’s upcoming annual Troopathon. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by BornLib

May 30, 2011 at 7:13 am

Posted in Our Troops

Armed Forces Day

leave a comment »

… was yesterday.  I forgot; shame on me.

This is an excellent excuse to mention Move America Forward’s upcoming annual Troopathon.

Troopathon

The goal of Troopathon is simple: Send care packages to our troops, as many as we can get sponsored in a single 8-hour show. In our first year (2008) our inaugural program brought in over $1.5 million for care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the single largest shipment of care packages ever recorded. Over the succeeding two years, our innovative webcasts have raised over $2 Million for our troops. Since our organization began sending care packages in 2006, we’ve sent over 168 TONS of high quality beef jerky, Gatorade, Oreo cookies and gourmet coffee to our troops, and that’s just the beginning!

It’s all too easy for people like me, who don’t have family or friends in the line of fire, to overlook that there are so many brave men and women out their putting themselves in harm’s way for all our sakes. That is why I am grateful not just to them, but to groups like Move America Forward who make sure that they are not, in fact, forgotten.

It seems that there are a number of blog teams who are competing to see which can raise the most funding for care packages.  They’re all patriots, so I’m not going to endorse one over the others, but I did pick a team for my own contribution.  I think it will be pretty fun to see who comes out on top.

Times are tough, but please give if you can.

Written by BornLib

May 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Posted in Our Troops