Wednesday, March 9, 2011 salutes the troops

March has come, Mardi Gras is over, and spring is almost here.  Today is Ash Wednesday, a rather solemn occasion in many Christian traditions, and although it produces countless matching foreheads (unless your priest's hand was a little wobbly), the day doesn't give us much in the way of matching dudes.  So, to honor the men and women who so bravely defend our nation both in combat and out, check out this picture of matching soldiers observing Ash Wednesday, 2002, at the Kandahar Airbase in Afghanistan:
Photo courtesy of Life magazine
These folks really do us a great service, and we owe them the utmost respect and support.  If you would like to help the troops, consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project.  Enjoy your afternoons, and think about giving up matching for Lent.  Whatever you do, though, definitely don't give up  We won't give you up either.

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