Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.: "November a time to remember vets David Snider, Pinal County Supervisor, District 2November 21, 2007 Email to a friend Voice your opinion November is an interesting month. Most of us vacillate between eager anticipation (Yaaay - Christmas is right round the corner!) and tight-lipped tension (there are only 34, 33, 32, 31... shopping days 'til Christmas!) as we turn the calendar page over. Some of us also start fasting in anticipation of Thanksgiving bounty while others do all of the above. Although I'm mostly in the latter category, I'd like to spend this month's column talking about another November holiday that doesn't generate nearly enough attention even though the special day I'm thinking of honors all those Americans who have provided us with the freedom to enjoy all of these other holidays. ..
... But the military does its best to take care of its own. Today there are several family focused organizations working to offer help to the veterans' families. Blue Star Mothers are mothers who have now or have had children honorably serving in the military - it's an organization that originated in the heat of WWII. Members support each other and their children, especially if a loved one is serving in harm's way. And Gold Star families are recognized as having had a family member make the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Blue Star Mothers chapters meeting regularly are located in Phoenix and Tucson. The Marine Corps League Casa Grande, VFW Post 1677, and American League Post 8 are interested in assisting families of deployed troops by forming family support groups. For more information, contact Fred_A_L_Post8@peoplepc.com or email@example.com."