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Tie Dye Star - Supporting Dead Heads in the Service

Along the general lines of you don't have to support the war to support the troops, I have long been impressed with the work of a group in the Bay Area called Blue Star Moms (http://www.bluestarmoms.org/), which seems to have affiliates all over. What they do is collect stuff for care packages and send it to service folks overseas. In their case, it's mostly stuff like socks, toiletries, and other fairly practical items.

So I've been having a conversation in a back channel with GOGD, our fellow Head who's currently serving in Iraq, as to whether we could do something of the sort for our fellow Heads and/or their family members in the service.

I haven't thought this through, of course. Clearly we can't do the Blue Star Moms thing of having collection boxes for donations all over town, being in cyberspace, and we're probably best suited to something small scale.

So this topic is for brainstorming and seeing if anything comes of it.

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johnman's picture
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there is a newspaper/magazine published for each branch

army times, navy times, air force times.....and they do have a classified section. i believe it comes out weekly.

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Thank you to my deadhead brothers and sisters...

... who are serving in the military. Thank you for your dedication to our country, and for preserving peace in the world. Thank you for protecting my right to be myself without having to look over my shoulder fearing for my life just for thinking. I pray for your safety every single day, and I hope that one day all of you can be home for the holidays with your families and friends. Have a joyous holiday. You are all heroes.

Larree.ws

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cool

as you can see, this is not my culture...

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Stars and Stripes

S&S doesn't have classifieds only advertisments. There is no personal page stuff in it. It does have letter to the editor where you can write in opinions and such. Usually related to a story posted in previous paper. S&S would most likely be dead end.

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Grate Thought

What a grate Idea to honor our brave men and woman overseas!!

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I think....

It is appropriate Mary E.......after all to quote: "Americans who sent a message to the world we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states & blue states, we are & always will be the United States of America"
xoxo love that.....Gypsy Cowgirl

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I don't suppose

Stars & Stripes has the appropriate genre of classified ads. Or that that would be the right approach...

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Coolness

Looks like people have and like the idea. But how do we find those persons. I'm not really sure on that one, Anybody? How do we, Maybe put out a flyer at shows. Something like
"Hey now do you have or know someone Serving overseas"? write to----------. just a thought.

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Hey what a wonderful idea!

good ol gd, what do you think about sending some gd t-shirts. I have some I would donate......thanks to John and Terrie Scott. Just a thought.
really nice idea, thanks marye for recognizing it.
peace,pk

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Thats a grate idea GOGD!!

I love the name Box of Rain
"Love will see you through" is a wonderful messege to spread!
You guys need a little light to shine on you over there and nothing like GD memorabilia to do it, even if its a sticker or a cd, that would brighten any day!

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