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Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Quarterback

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Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation

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Shortly after taking office, President Obama pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end. That is exactly what he's done —as promised, on schedule. As a grateful nation, we have an obligation to our troops and their families for the tremendous sacrifices they make to keep our nation safe and secure. That obligation doesn’t end on the battlefield; it extends to the care we provide them when they return home. Our nation’s commitment to our veterans and their families is a sacred trust. And to this Administration, upholding that trust is a moral obligation.


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On Serve.gov, you can find opportunities to support and engage service members and their families. From organizing a care package event to volunteering at a camp for military children, there are a number of key ways to get involved. Everyday our brave men and women in uniform make a selfless commitment to our nation. Now, it's our turn to take some time to serve those that have served us.

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More Ways to Join In

You don’t need to be on a social network to participate in the “Saluting Service in Iraq” initiative. Use the Saluting Service in Iraq web form on www.WhiteHouse.gov to contribute a message of support for our troops, veterans and their families.

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The Saluting Service in Iraq initiative is an invitation to all Americans to show their support for our troops, veterans, and military families through social networks including: Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr.

By posting content to Twitter tagged with #SaluteTroops or SaluteTroops and by posting on the White House Facebook page or by adding photos to the Saluting Service in Iraq Flickr group, you agree that your tagged content may be featured on www.WhiteHouse.gov along with your username, personal identifier, or icon affiliated with that message. Video responses to the President’s video message or videos tagged with #SaluteTroops or SaluteTroops on YouTube may also be featured on WhiteHouse.gov. In order for us to post photos from your Flickr account on www.WhiteHouse.gov, you must agree to the group's rules to permit their distribution. Messages submitted through the "Saluting Service in Iraq" web form, along with your name, may also be featured on www.WhiteHouse.gov.

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