Sarah Palin urged Americans to tune in Thursday to the annual Troopathon to support the country’s soldiers in combat zones.
“Troopathon is a wonderful way to show support for our brave men and women in uniform by sending care packages to our troops in combat zones,” she said, adding that Americans could watch the event at Breitbart.com. “They’re willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for us. So Troopathon is the very least a grateful nation can do for them. This is just one small way for us to show them the love and appreciation they deserve.”
She continued, “All it takes is a simple care package with a personalized note of thanks to show them that they aren’t forgotten.”
Though she said she was writing from “a remote area in Alaska (in Illiamna in Bristol Bay) and heading back in Todd’s float plane to do an interview for Hannity’s show on Fox in a few hours from our house,” she was with her “friends at Troopathon in spirit from the far North and offer my support to this worthy cause.”
“Imagine if you were deployed halfway around the world, not having seen your parents, husband, wife, son or daughter in months,” she wrote. “You’re tired, sweaty, and probably somewhat lonely. And then out of the blue you are handed a care package with a sincere note of appreciation from an American back home. What a difference that little gesture makes!”
Breitbart News’ Larry O’Connor will be hosting the event; he wrote about how much the event personally meant to the late Andrew Breitbart.
“You can find out how to send a care package by going to troopathon.org or calling 866-866-6372,” Palin wrote. “Let’s show our brave troops the generous heart of a grateful nation.”