Are you tired of hearing the media badger the military? Do you want to send a message to all of the service members fighting the war on terrorism?  We are planning to purchase a full page ad in a major paper to support our troops before July 4th. I’m open for slogans so if you’re tired of blow hearts bad mouthing your Marines, people accusing before being tried, then do something about it. Otherwise you have no room to talk. If you support this idea, let me know in the comments. Give your recommendations for a slogan, newspaper to submit it in and just how you feel. If we get enough support, I’ll make it happen.

Click on the “donate button” for cigars on the right. If you want to donate for the Support our troops” Ad simply put the word "Ad" or "Paper Ad" following your name when you make your donation.

Capt B OUT


  1. PayPal seems to be having difficulties right now. I will keep trying.
    As much as it galls me for any of those newspapers to receive revenue from me, I’ll gladly compromise in this situation because our Marines have earned the acknowledgement and appreciation.
    Let’s hope enough money is raised to place an ad in more than one paper!
    At the moment I can’t think of a slogan that beats those already offered, but I’ll work on that.
    God bless you, Capt. B!

  2. Reporting for duty. I fully support the Corps, and proudly so. 🙂 My children donated out of their video game funds as well. They KNOW why. They want to help their Marines also.

  3. You can count me in! And we need to find someone who can get a copy of whatever newspaper we use to the men being held in solitay confinement at Camp Pendleton. I am sure they could use something like this now.

  4. I’d vote for USA Today as we live in a rural part of the Midwest and don’t see the other papers here at all. Thanks for setting this up! A great idea! My donation is on its way!
    Dorothy…Proud Mom of Cpl Matthew and LCPl Andrew, USMC

  5. My son just joined the Marines and I couldn’t be prouder. I’ve made a small donation for the ad, I’ll send more when I get home.

  6. Thisis a wonderful idea! I liked both of these slogans:
    “Hey, Murtha! If William Jefferson is innocent until proven guilty, why aren’t your fellow Marines?”
    “The few, the Proud, The Under Appreciated”
    The 2nd one would probably be better for the ad though. 🙂
    Marine and Navy Mom

  7. Here are a few suggestions I like:
    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free” – Ronald Reagan
    “What you have inherited from your fathers, earn over again for yourselves or it will not be yours.” We inherited freedom and because of that there are some who seem unaware that freedom has to be re-made and re-earned in each generation. – Goethe
    “In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” — Mark Twain
    “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” — Samuel Adams
    “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” – John F. Kennedy (John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address
    Friday, January 20, 1961)
    “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” — Thomas Paine
    “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein
    “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation!” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
    Of course, my vote for troop support org logos would be eMail Our Military!
    As for newspapers, I would go with a major one like the one that recently did that black and white illustration of the Eagle Globe & Anchor with the words United States Massacre Cover Up.
    We’re going to promote your effort to get a full page ad both @ eMOM and our Operation Enduring Freedom Support group. Hope you will see the $ rise to help the cause.
    Just some of my ideas… Hope all is well your way as it is ours!
    Best Wishes,
    Ms. BiBi Melguizo
    Public Affairs Officer
    Providing Encouragement, Motivation & Morale Support to Our Service Members Through eMail, Correspondence and Care Packages!
    eMail Our Military
    8004 NW 154 Street, Suite 344
    Miami Lakes, FL 33016

  8. Thoughts for the newspaper ad: the same statement we have loving at each guerny-side: “I believe in you”. Blessing you and grateful always B-Marine.

  9. You have my fullest support and respect for this project! I hope it flies boldly as the colors of our grand flag!
    My utmost respect to everyone behind this project!

  10. I’ll be making a contribution. My thoughts on the ad:
    Don’t put references to specific troop support organizations because I would rather it look completly grass roots, and also some worthy organizations (for instance Fisher House) would likely get left off in favor of the blog community’s favorites (like Soldiers Angels).
    Rather than slogans or quotes, how about something simple like:
    We are common everyday Americans. Unlike politicans and celebrities, we do not have free and unlimited access to media outlets. We have pooled our resources to make this public statement in support of our military troops and their efforts around the world.
    Then just list all the names.
    As far as which papers, I would suggest Wash Post. With so many military people living near DC, there may be a chance for a lot of them to see it and send it or word of it to their friends around the world. Also, there would be a chance of the cable news channels talking about it.

  11. I’m in Capt B, and I’m going to post the link to this to two Military groups I belong to as well.
    LOVE the idea of getting this to our Marines and Sailor being held.
    I vote for USA today, it’s in almost all of the major markets and everyone can see it.
    Anthony’s idea (posted 17 June) rocks, I think it’s a winner.

  12. I think the ad should be posted in the USA Today. It’s seen all over the world. Also post it in the Stars and Stripes so our Soldiers can see it. Possible namefor the add: The Freedom of the People of the World must continually be Purchased with the blood of Patroits. A little long i know. Semper Fi

  13. I think the ad should be posted in the USA Today. It’s seen all over the world. Also post it in the Stars and Stripes so our Soldiers can see it. Possible namefor the add: The Freedom of the People of the World must continually be Purchased with the blood of Patroits. A little long i know. Semper Fi

  14. I am no longer with any military organization. I have burnt all ribbons, metals, any paperwork associated with my ever being in the US Military. This government has no respect for the servicemen and have used the military for their own selfish gains. Would I do it again? What I know now, absolutely “no!” Roland Millar

  15. This is so funny! We were just talking about this at a lttlie league baseball game. ( Northeast Ohio.) We (4 different people) were commenting on how many chipmunks are around. I have at least 7 regulars this year and normally we have only one or two.

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