A good idea

This one in from my mother.

Really.

From: Mom
Subject: A good idea
This is a good idea, regardless of political opinion. When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

And she’s right, it is a damn good idea. You can’t feel anything but the deepest empathy for those folks at Walter Reed.

Send ‘em a card this year. It’s the right thing to do.

Update: Seems this isn’t such a good idea after all. Read this.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

10 thoughts on “A good idea

  1. So, what do you do if you’re a godless heathen? Can you do this for any reason or is this a xmas only kinda thing?

  2. That makes me irate. FEAR FEAR FEAR, little men. Fear little men. it’s bunk.

    Pre- 9/11, my German friend Caspar used to mail me letters from Germany with a drawing of a cartoon bomb on the front with an alarm clock and sticks of D, and “BRIEFBOMBE” written in big letters all over it.

    my Montana mailman thought it was funny.

    now i’d be arrested. Or he’d be in Gitmo.

    And now we’re protecting soldiers from the people they protect. Oh, the irony.

  3. …while walter reed army medical center does not allow postage to unnamed servicemen & women, your mom’s heart is certainly in the right place…

    …tip a’ the old cycling cap to you, jonny’s mom…

  4. A different, but cool thing you can do is donate your airline miles here: http://www.heromiles.org . I received a statement in the mail for miles I forgot I had and put them to good use. So if you’ve got miles piling up or going unused, think about putting them to good use helping families of wounded folks travel to the hospitals to join their loved ones.

  5. I’m with flagstaffist. What the fuck? If this is their policy, don’t tell me where I can send them some fucking money, give me an email address where I can actually thank someone and wish them well. Money doesn’t fix a soul.

  6. The awful truth is this…our government is falling way short of taking care of service men & women. There is a rise in homeless vets and that just doesn’t sound right does it?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/us/08vets.html?em&ex=1194670800&en=e8a90c978962b3a1&ei=5087

    You wanna help? It is,unfortunately, way past a holiday greeting and I wish it wasn’t so. Here is one effective group:

    http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/

    You may find a better one to suit your needs. I hope you do.