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Veterans Day

Today for Veterans Day, a story from the United Methodist Church. The UMC news feed reports that a popular program for military is ending this year. Since 2003, the UMC has raised money to distribute phone cards to soldiers overseas.  Organizers report that with Skype and other high-tech communication methods, soldiers no longer need the cards. But for the past seven years, they’ve been grateful to receive the cards. One chaplain wrote:

Thank you for the supply of phone cards. They save lives, save marriages, keep children in touch with parents, bring hope to the lonely and support to the frightened. They connect us with the people we love. We can’t thank you and the donors enough. God bless you.

Read the whole story here.