“I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful.”
Winston Churchill said those words after learning that the United States had entered World War II, and would provide needed power to the Allies fighting fascism around the world. Churchill knew what we all know now: that American troops are some of the bravest and most dedicated on the planet.
It’s because of our military’s ongoing work and intelligence that we are able to sleep and be thankful; that we are able to move around in public without fear; and that we can celebrate our freedom with our families and friends. We should all be thankful.
The Fourth of July is next week. It’s a joyous occasion as we celebrate 241 years of American independence. Though we are still a relatively “new” country, America has survived a revolution, a civil war, two world wars, times of economic desperation and the evolution of terrorist violence. We have the longest-living charter of government in the world, the United States Constitution.
And our country’s resilience is thanks in significant part to the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States military. While we sleep safely, walk our streets safely and express ourselves safely, we should always be thankful.
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a way to say thank you to our troops, and to provide a little bit of help for them as they sacrifice their time and safety for our country. If you’d like to get involved in our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—whether through donating a phone or other mobile device, donating cash, or collecting devices on our behalf—please visit our “Get Involved” page to get started!