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Our freedom comes at a price

It's easy for all of us to complain, debate, and argue over what's right and wrong in our part of the world. But it comes at a price that all too often we take for granted. On this Memorial Day, Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, take a moment to pay respect.
Written by Doug Hanchard, Contributor

It's easy for all of us to complain, debate, and argue over what's right and wrong in our part of the world. But it comes at a price that all too often we take for granted. On this Veteran's Day / Memorial Day, Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, take a moment to pay respect for those who sacrificed so much to enable us to have freedom.

As tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula with patrol boats firing at each other, Columbia and Venezuela heating up political rhetoric, in addition to the war going on in Afghanistan and Iraq, those that serve in armed forces around the world should be remembered and supported.

You can always write letters to troops stationed anywhere in the world. Now you can email them;

Australia: Messages can be sent via e-mail to: messagestothetroops@defence.gov.au or sent via fax to +61 (0)2 6266 7701.

Canada: Support our Troops Message Board: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?m=/index&nid=492289

New Zealand: Could not find a link on the website.

United Kingdom: There is no link for such an option on the main Ministry of Defence website or RAF, RN or RA.

United States: http://www.ourmilitary.mil/Message.aspx?SectionID=5

If you know of a link, please post them on a talkback for those that I could not find.

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