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Soldiers Can Tell Americans the Good News Directly Through The American Legion


INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 30 -- In an effort to tell the positive stories of daily accomplishments by our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan directly from the perspective of the American soldier, The American Legion today launched its “Letters to America from the Front” initiative.

“America needs to hear the good news first hand from those who are fighting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Bock. “It’s about time that the American public hears about the positive things our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and coastguardsmen are doing for our country and for the Afghani and Iraqi people.”

In support of the Legion’s Resolution 169 (Support for the War on Terrorism), National Commander Tom Bock is inviting all family members, spouses and friends of our soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to share letters from their loved ones fighting the war on terror

“The focus that we are looking for in these letters is positive energy,” said Bock. “We want to share with America their success stories, acts of kindness to the Iraqi and Afghani people (especially children), camaraderie and most important, their love of God and country.”

As a new addition to The American Legion Web site, “Letters to America from the Front” submissions from troops will tell of all the good things happening in Iraq and Afghanistan that are not reported in the media.

Letters can be viewed at Click on “Letters to America from the Front” in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Submit letters for posting to

“I urge all Americans to visit the Web site and see for themselves the tremendous accomplishments of our young men and women in uniform,” Bock said. “And I ask our fighting forces around the world to take this opportunity to speak directly to America and tell it like it is.”

To kick off this new initiative that will reconnect America with brave troops serving our country, Commander Bock has posted a letter from his son, Adam, currently serving in Iraq.


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