01 February 2009

Operation: DVD

Baseball emerged as our national pasttime in large part to its popularity among soldiers on both sides of the Civil War as a distraction from the bloodshed.  Today's troops lack even that luxury, because there are so few safe places where they are that will accomodate something as simple as playing catch.  For years, we've been asked to support the troops, and that has often translated into little more than adorning one's pick-up with a bumper sticker saying, "Support Our Troops."

Not only are Afghanistan and Iraq hot and full of terrorists, but they're relatively dull for our soldiers.  A safer form of entertainment, though are DVD's.  Operation: DVD is a project designed to collect and distribute DVD's to deployed soldiers.  Their target goal is to collect one million DVD titles, and to maintain a rotating supply of 200-250 DVD's per base.  All you have to do is send your DVD(s) to:
Operation: DVD
31337 Huron Street
Temecula, CA 92592
You're not being asked to buy new DVD's.  They'll take used DVD's (though, obviously, make sure they're not things your brother borrowed and returned so scratched up it won't play).  So, the next time you're cleaning around the house and you find yourself putting away the last DVD you watched, take a moment.  Look at your library and see if there's anything you really aren't that into anymore.

For more information, visit the Operation: DVD website.

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