Sole Food

By Boot Girl Myra

“Sole” food.  It provides a sense of comfort in unbearable moments, and a spray of confetti on a cheerful day.

You could say that the last week has been unbearable globally.  Two catastrophic natural disasters topped off with a nuclear fall-out disaster;  all of which are in one concentrated area of Japan.  The concern over the nuclear outcome was great enough to relocate the US Navy’s 7th Fleet. Even so, US troops provide a continued relief effort to the hundreds of thousands of people displaced and homeless.

Photo courtesy Department of Defense

Then there’s Libya. At this very moment over 400 American Service men and women are on assignment protecting a No-Fly Zone around that North African country. Though the Arab nations asked us to help them to intervene, it’s the US military that provides most of the physical support in equipment, know-how and organization. The news wires are reporting the US began first-strikes this afternoon as coalition forces work to protect Libyans asking the world to help them with some basic human rights.

Can you imagine not having basic human rights? Like the right to demonstrate without being fired upon by your own government, or sent to prison or worse? In a review of the current situation today Hillary Clinton stated: “We have every reason to fear that left unchecked, Qaddafi will commit unspeakable atrocities.”

Not long ago I overheard a woman telling her friend the reason she loves wearing her boots is because she felt safe when she wore them.  She remembers we have a remarkable military that is called upon by many nations for assistance when in trouble. That thought alone brings her immense comfort.  Another gal stated that when she put boots ON, there were a million little voices saying “I’ve got your back”, as she laced up.  What comfort comes from the soles of boots!

Boots are also sole food ripe for celebration. They declare thankful support in manifold and generous ways to our troops.   Rayvyn Carney, of Arlington High School not only took her “soles” to the DFW airport but she made Boot Campaign t-shirts for her classmates to wear as they thanked a plane-load of troops in from Iraq.

Sarah Cranford told the Boot Girls: “for my 20th birthday in July, I am hosting a fundraiser/birthday party. I am inviting all I know to my house to enjoy a bon fire and food, only catch is they have to wear something they bought directly from the Boot Campaign website! “   Fresh from adolescence, its customary for 20 year olds to desire parties, cash and bling for their birthday not donations to a charity that benefits wounded military.  Sarah concluded,  “I want to see how many people can actually help out those that have helped them in more ways than they can even imagine!!”

Whether you’ve had an unbearable week, or you have cause for celebration, putting your Boots On will be the perfect sole food for your worries and pleasures.  All that while giving a big thumbs up to our troops who are working multiple and dangerous operations this very moment.

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About BootCampaign

The Boot Campaign is a grassroots initiative started by five women from Texas known as the Boot Girls. The Boot Campaign is a new way Americans can show their support for our active duty service members and veterans. This grassroots campaign has captured the attention of American celebrities and civilians – from professional athletes, politicians, country music stars and more – and is quickly gaining momentum. Money raised will support troops and veterans through the work of the Lone Survivor Foundation and other charities.
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3 Responses to Sole Food

  1. mindy1 says:

    Aww how sweet 🙂

  2. Ellen Massey says:

    I have a two fold campaign going on in Texas! I am asking everyone to help me help a group of WORLD WAR II VETERANS… get THEIR BOOTS ON .. you will sponsor a pair of boots for one of the veterans in the 86th Fighter Bomber Pilot group so that when they meet in September in Mobile, Alabama, we can present every one of these fine Veterans with their OWN boots! You can go to the website and order a pair of boots through PayPal, we will purchase the boots from the Boot Campaign and then present them all to the WWII fighter pilots in September! I am trying to get Texas Musicians in on the campaign and I have one local musician Sarah Marie, from Houston who is writing a song about our veterans, will perform it and buy a pair of boots.. she is awesome and I am wanting more to participate.. Please contact me through the website or FB accoutnt or my email at ellmassey@yahoo.com.. help me help them.. GET THEIR BOOTS ON!

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