Honor the fallen of 9/11 by showing your support for the men and women who fight everyday protecting liberty and freedom.

While we all take time the time to remember where we were and the emotions we felt on Sept. 11th, it’s also important to remember that there are still thousands of American troops serving overseas and in places like Afghanistan and Kuwait.  In fact more than 200 soldiers of the 34th Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade are currently in Kuwait. They've come from more than 40 Minnesota cities to serve in a year-long deployment. Their mission is to conduct aviation operations and security cooperation activities in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Minnesota Air National Guard has more than 150 members currently serving in various locations overseas.

Join us in saying “Thank You” to the troops!

Stop by the Townsquare Media studios, located at 640 SE Lincoln Ave in St. Cloud, this Thursday, Sept. 11th between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. and sign one of the giant cards we’ll be sending to our troops overseas.  Or drop off your own hand-written letter or card and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you decide to write a letter, here are a few suggestions on how to start it and what to write about:

Keep your message upbeat and positive.  Be thankful - share a little bit of yourself.  Ask questions; however, do not discuss death or killing.  Avoid politics completely and religious in excess.  It is all about appreciation and respect.  Ask yourself: Will this letter bring a smile to someones face?

 

-- Sample salutations: Dear Hero, Dear Brave One -- from Operation Gratitude

 

A big “Thank You” goes out to Operation Minnesota Nice for volunteering to ship the package of cards and letters to the Minnesota troops currently stationed overseas.  Operation Minnesota Nice’s mission is to provide support and comfort to those serving in our armed forces.  They are committed to making a difference in the lives of those that are serving abroad in a time of conflict.  Operation Minnesota Nice does not take a position on where or why the troops are deployed.  They are simply here to offer a reminder that they are our heroes.

Visit their official page for more information.