From John Ubaldi, a USMC reservist, via Col. Don, another USMC reservist, both supporters of Marines returning soon from Iraq and Afghanistan:
The past few years have been a challenging time for our armed forces with ongoing deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) & Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).
Every year the United States Marine Corps celebrates the birth of the Marine Corps on November 10th 1775, and on or around that date each Marine Corps unit holds its time honored tradition of holding a birthday ball celebration.
American Relief International would like to help out a few Marines who are deployed and will be coming back in time to celebrate the birthday of the Marine Corps with the Annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball celebration.
We can do this with your help by sending a small donation to make this a memorable event for these brave warriors – contributions can be sent in care of American Relief International, the non-profit pro-troop entity that is collecting funds for this important event.
Every little bit of help will go a long away to show these brave men and women how much we appreciate their service.
As a “THANK YOU” for your support, we will send to all persons making a donation of any amount (whether $1, $10, $100 or more) a copy of a DVD of photographs showcasing the many positive contributions our men and women in uniform in Iraq are accomplishing. You will be able to see first hand the numerous accomplishments of our armed forces that are serving the cause of freedom. This is some of the “good news