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America Helping Heroes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 18, 2009 by juliannah

I received a direct message on Twitter today from Angela Alegna. She is a singer and a patriot. She is involved with America Helping Heroes. This is charity that helps returning veterans deal with the aftermath of war. They believe that the troops that have sacrificed for us should not be forgotten, instead should be helped to have happy, productive lives.

After Vietnam the vets were left to deal with the frustrations of fighting in a war by themselves. On top of that, they were not even thanked for the sacrifice they made. Thank goodness that is not the case with our returning military today.

America Helping Heroes has chapters all over the country in each state. The help returning military with healthcare, legal matters, raise funds for military in need and even help with employment for vets. Please visit America Helping Heroes and see if you can help.

This is Angela’s Christmas video thanking the troops. You can follow her on twitter @ahheroes

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Do You Know About #MilitaryMon?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2009 by juliannah

If you are on Twitter chances are, you know about #MilitaryMon. If not then I am here to explain it to you. First for those of you who do not Tweet here is a little review of just what Twitter is and how it is used.

Twitter is a social networking microblog. Tweeters, the people using Twitter post messages that are not over 140 characters long called Tweets. Tweeters post everything from news stories, breaking news and even amber alerts. Tweeters can post directly to another Tweeter or to everyone in general.

Each day there are trending topics that cover what is being discussed the most on any given day. The trending topics, usually accompanied with a hashtag # before the word, for example, #MilitaryMon, #honorourvets, #TGIF.

On Mondays thousands of Military supporters, veterans and active duty military come together and post messages in support of our troops, #SOT. Starting to get it? Yes, it is a little confusing at first but the point is that Twitter is just another way to honor those serving or who have served. I am even able to follow LCpl Honda’s deployment on Twitter! Very exciting for me!

On this blog, I have written a Military Monday post for quite awhile now. I usually include my post among my tweets every Monday. Below is a screen shot of my Twitter profile. Just another way to say #SOT, #honorourvets, #MilitaryMon!

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