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Supporting our troops
Editorial
Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 11 November 2008 16:04

Today is Veteran's Day here in the States; a day we set aside in special observance of those who have, at one time or another, answered their nation's call for their service and put themselves in harm's way to keep the rest of us safe.  Other countries have similar observances.

While we are honoring our veterans (whose sacrifices should NEVER be forgotten) we should not forget the troops who are currently deployed.  Many of them have taken pay cuts and put their family's well-being at some risk in order to do what they percieve to be their duty to their nation.  We should see to it that while they are serving US overseas, that their FAMILIES are taken care of here at home.

Federal law requires that a company give a member of the armed forces time off in order to answer their obligation.  However, many companies do just the bare minimum to comply with the law.  The result is that these men and women take off to do their duty, and lose a substantial portion of their income in the process, as well as benefits.

However, there are a number of companies that go above and beyond the requirement of the law, and actually ATTEMPT to do what's right.  I think these companies deserve our attention and patronage.  As Christmas season approaches, before you go spend money on something, take a look at the list of companies that support our troops, (scroll to the bottom of the page) and consider sending some business their way.

 
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