Folks who read milblogs with any frequency will know who Sgt. D.J. Emery is. The latest news on DJ is found here.
In addition to the support from milbloggers, DJ's own home community is marvelous in their support for him and the vets who live in their area of Pennsylvania.
I received this in my inbox today from a lady who has been a big supporter of the Emery family as they go through recovery with him:
SPECIAL 'THANK A VETERAN' REQUEST: A friend of mine has been named the chairperson of the Veteran's Day program sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary at the State College American Legion, Post 245. As part of the program, she is looking for people to write a letter to one of their Legion veterans so that each of their veteran attendees will get a letter of thanks that day. The letter can be written to anyone - male or female and should be addressed: Dear Veteran,. Contents of the letter can include special thanks to the veteran for our freedom, their dedication, sacrifices, etc. She asks that the letter be signed with your name and age - prefers that the letter is handwritten and not typed if possible. Please share this information - the letters need to be received no later than October 25, 2008.
Now I think this is a great idea!! It could take only 5 minutes or so and the cost of a stamp to let a vet know that you appreciate their service. Not to put pressure on any of our wonderful readers but this lady has only received 10 letters so far.
Please think about it and if you are so inclined to write a letter of thanks, let me know in comments and I'll send you the address. You all will understand why I am a bit leary of just putting the address up.