Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Strike Up the Band!

My friend CJ, who writes at A Soldier's Perspective, has hit on a wonderful idea to celebrate Veteran's Day. He's issued an open letter to milbloggers to join him at the YouServed Blog for a virtual Veteran's Day Parade. Cool, huh! So, for you milbloggers who read this humble blog...let CJ know you'll join the parade, everyone who participates will generate dollars for a worthy charity, VALOUR-IT. For you non-bloggers, come on over to watch the parade. It'll be a blast! Here's CJ's letter:

Virtual Veteran's Day - An Open Letter To Milbloggers
October 7th, 2008 by CJ

Greetings fellow milbloggers and assorted opiners of liberty!! For those that don't know me, you haven't had your head in the sewage much and I applaud you for it. For those that do, I apologize again. I write this to ask for your help in arranging a virtual Veteran's Day Parade that will be hosted on the YouServed blog and I would like to enlist your help (yes, even if you are/were commissioned, you're being enlisted for THIS cause!).

Here's what I need from you. First, of course, is participation. This hasn't been done before and if we pull this off I may have a shot at being the next writer for Blackfive during the upcoming television series "So You Think You Can Blog For Blackfive"!!

We'd like to get at least 30 participants for the "parade", but the more the merrier. For every participant I can get, the VA Mortgage Center will donate $20 to VALOUR-IT. That's right, for EACH participant.

Second, I need you to contact other milbloggers and ask for their participation. For blogs like ASP, Mudville Gazette, and Blackfive where there are multiple authors, each participant will count as a separate person for this purpose.

Finally, I need each milblogger to provide the following information:

Name or screenname
Blog URL
Character "float" you'd be and why you picked it (for example: Snoopy because he was the Red Baron - a veteran like no other!!)
Personal thoughts about Veteran's Day.

You can either send me the picture you'd like to use for your float or we can make one to use. The picture can be something you create or just an image you like that reminds you of Veteran's Day and speaks to your "float". Please forward this post to your favorite milbloggers and have them contact me if they're interested. Share this on YOUR blogs and snatch this up into emails to milbloggers as well. The deadline for this is November 4th - one week prior to Veteran's Day.

3 comments:

Grama36 said...

This sounds like a great idea!!!! Where can those of us who do not blog but just read them go to see this parade.. I will be very interested in seeing it.. The Military family is very close to my heart...

Ky Woman said...

I want to have a float...

But I'm so clueless when it comes to this type of stuff. So, will see how it goes...

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