Monday, November 10, 2008

Subscriptions for Soldiers Remembers U.S. Veterans November 11

PRNewswire/ -- Subscriptions for Soldiers is calling on the American public this Veterans Day to remember those soldiers who put their lives in danger today to ensure the safety of the country. Citizens have the opportunity to sponsor an active-deployed service member's request for their favorite magazine subscription by simply visiting and making a $10 donation.

Launched by in 2008, Subscriptions for Soldiers provides free magazines to soldiers serving overseas. For deployed service members, receiving a monthly magazine can boost morale in stressful times and serve as a source of entertainment and a connection to home. "Veterans Day is a time for people to remember our troops and give back to the men and women serving our country," says Jay Clarke, president and CEO of

Now nearing its 90th anniversary, Veterans Day is a time to remember those who sacrificed everything to serve their country, and the service members who continue to carry out the honorable task of service.

Veterans Through The Years

In 1944, Jimmy Gentry of Franklin, Tenn. was 18 years old and joined the U.S. Army to serve in World War II with the 42nd Infantry Division. "Back then, the only thing we had to look forward to was a letter from home," Gentry says.

In 1991, Gary Barksdale of Lexington, Ky. was deployed to Desert Storm. "I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed hearing from our friends while serving overseas," says retired Maj. Barksdale. The importance of being remembered still rings clear with Barksdale today. "Our soldiers need morale support from home to help them get through tough times."

Sgt. Jonathan Wardell, based in Ft. Bragg, N.C., joined the Army in 2005. Serving two tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Wardell's words resonate with those veterans who fought before him. "Getting a package from home was the one thing we had to look forward to," Wardell recalls. "We felt isolated, and any reminder of America was like a light at the end of a tunnel." Like many other veterans, Veterans Day for Wardell is a time to think of comrades and be thankful for the simple pleasures of home, like a magazine, that give soldiers a taste of America.

This Veterans Day, please visit and show your support to a service member overseas with a monthly reminder of home -- a magazine.

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