Monday, September 22, 2008

Operation Holiday Stockings 2008

It’s sad, but true. We still have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we need to let them know we haven’t forgotten them.

It’s sad, but true. People are sick and tired of the war. They want it over. Well, we all do, but Operation Holiday Stockings is NOT about the war. It’s about the troops. It’s about showing our SUPPORT of the troops. It about letting them know they aren’t forgotten.

It’s sad, but true. Enthusiasm for this type of a project is next to nothing now. This type of a project isn’t “in” or “politically correct.” Fortunately, for our troops in the war zones, there are still a bunch of us who do CARE. We remember they are still in harm’s way, and we won’t forget them.

It’s sad, but true. We have our sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, nieces and nephews, grandsons and granddaughters, cousins, and dear friends, in war zones, and they won’t be home for the holidays. The least we can do is send a little bit of home to them.

It’s sad, but true. This is the fourth year we will be doing Operation Holiday Stockings. Each year we do this project, we pray we won’t need to do it again the next.

We are again doing Operation Holiday Stockings. We have to do this. Our troops need us to do this. I have spoken to some of the soldiers who have received the stockings and they have told me the stockings were cherished and very much appreciated. The idea that a we cared enough to do this project did wonders for the morale of the soldier away from home and family during the holidays.

We are collecting stockings that were made with love and caring. These can be knit stockings, crocheted stockings, sewn or decorated stockings. Each stocking should be about 6”. Including a note inside the stockings is prized. We will need to receive them no later than the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

We have a Yahoo page set up for this project, at, and all of the information, history, and patterns are listed on the page.

Please email me at ramsddj at aol dot com for more information. If you know of a soldier who we can send stockings to, please let me know.

I’ll be keeping you all posted on our progress. Thanks for your continued support, and keep praying this will be the last year we need to do this project.



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