Your Not Forgotten - A Gift for Our Troops And Their Families This Holiday Season
Submitted by: I-Newswire
Connecticut (OPENPRESS) January 1, 2012 - This month, as the last U.S. combat forces left Iraq, the holiday parade in Hickory, North Carolina, featured a first: marchers carrying the names of all the state's troops who died in that war and in Afghanistan... "The older men stood and saluted; some people cried," said Mike Beasley, an ex-Marine who organized the display through his church. "It opened a lot of people up to what had happened." -- Sons of Conover Made Iraq Sacrifices as Small Towns Hit Hardest : Bloomberg, 29 December 2011.
You might have noticed this holiday season that those who sacrificed their lives, to provide the freedom and security we cherish every day, were in many cases not news worthy topics or mentioned in our holiday shows. In case some have forgotten, we are still in the midst of a global War Against Terrorism.
Country Music Association Artist H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow and supporters of the HRI: United Nations Arts Initiative would like to extend our deepest sympathies and regards for our troops and families that have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country and the international community by serving across the globe. As a token of this appreciation, Stephen is offering free digital downloads of the Album: Country Goes Global to those serving as a member of U.S. or NATO forces, their families and veterans.
To obtain access to the download site, Stephen is asking our serviceman, their families or veterans to share about themselves and contact him directly:
Stephen M. Apatow
Operational Security: Humanitarian Intervention Initiative
Founder, Director of Research and Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute, Humanitarian University Consortium
Graduate Studies Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
United Nations Arts Initiative
Arts Integration Into Education
In these efforts, he hopes to spotlight the importance of every life and sacrifice, that needs recognition and full support during this holiday season.
Keeping Our Troops and their Families in Our Thoughts and Prayers
In 2011 More US soldiers killed themselves than were killed in combat.
When guns fall silent and ceasefires are agreed, wars live on in the minds of the men and women who fought them. And a killer still stalks them, more deadly than the enemies they once faced. -- US war woe: Suicide kills more soldiers than combat : RT, 23 December 2011.