Something Different for the Holidays – Let’s Bring ‘Em Home!

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Ernie I was never in the military, but you do not need to be a active service personnel to know what it must feel like to be thousands of miles away during the holidays. . This is not about politics. It is not about war. This group is about families and helping those who are protecting us, get home to see their moms, dads, brothers, sisters and children. It is worthy, and while I do normally put these types of programs in front of my readers, this is one I support and know some of you will feel the same way. Read more by clicking here.

To read an article from one of the three volunteers who run this program, click here:

Some background: Over the last 10 years, Let's Bring 'Em Home has helped almost 1,800 U.S. servicemen and women get home for the holidays. They focus only on the four lowest ranks, because they make the least in pay and are less able to afford "Space-Available" travel – which allows troops to jump on board available military transport – the hitch is that the service is based on status and situation (emergency travel vs. ordinary leave), meaning that it's not as easy as just hopping on a flight home.

The charity is run by three volunteers, working from home, and in their free time. It was founded by a U.S. Air Force vet named Ernie Stewart 10 years ago. Stewart used to send jokes via email to a group of friends, and one year he decided to solicit donations to send some U.S. troops home – and the idea took off. He was later joined by Elizabeth "Bibi" Montgomery and Kat Jensen.

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