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10 Simple Ways to Support Our Troops

by Erin Dower

If you're looking to honor our troops on Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any day, check out this list of easy but meaningful gestures. From donating cell phones and calling cards to making crafts and quilts, there are many ways to thank U.S. soldiers and their families for their sacrifice, and it's a great way to teach your kids about giving back.

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Donate to the USO


The United Service Organizations has been lifting the spirits of service personnel since 1941, providing welfare, services, and fun activities for troops and their families (like live concerts for deployed soldiers). USO Treehouse specifically supports programs for the kids in military families, such as free Sesame Street Live performances — fun!

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