Wednesday, November 5, 2008

After Election Day: Supporting Our Veterans and Our Troops

Last night at a Los Angeles election-day party I overheard a woman comment on Proposition 12 on the California ballot.
Shall a nine hundred million dollar ($900,000,000) bond be used to provide farm and home aid for California veterans?
The woman said: “I voted for the proposition because veterans deserve benefits even if I’m against the war in Iraq.”

Yes, she “gets” it! Supporting the troops is NOT a political stance. It is simply an acknowledgement of the men and women who serve to protect us.

This morning the news is that Proposition 12 passed, which means that the majority of Californians who voted understand this too. (For more information on the proposition, see

Also last night someone else was saying that he wanted to give books to the VA Hospital in Los Angeles but didn’t know how. I suggested he instead give them to, which supplies books for the troops. He readily agreed.

And to round out this blog post on supporting our veterans and our troops, I’m asking you to please participate in two events:

• My Honor a Veteran Facebook event at

• Trish Forant’s holiday program at

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