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Marine Parents Newsletter - Nov. 11, 2009

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In This Issue
Deployment Learning Center
Homecoming Learning Center
Please Visit Our Sponsors
Time for Holiday Shopping
A Citizen's Duty
Combat Recovery Chat
USS New York Brought to Life
Nearly $9,000 Raised!
New Book! First One Home
Focus Group for Marine Parents
How Does Your State Stack Up?
$5 Off Coupon, Expires November 16th!
Support for You:
a Place to
Connect & Share™
Support Our Marines!
Purple Heart Family Support an Outreach Program of Marine
Team Marine Parents, an Outreach Program of Marine 
Team Marine Parents™
Show your support of our Marines and their families at home! Participate in one of the Outreach Programs today!  Our Marines need YOU!
Learning Center:
Operations Security
Operations Security OPSEC

NOTE: When communicating online, your Marine's privacy is as important as Operations Security. Please respect YOUR Marine's privacy!

Learning Center:
About Deployment
Learning Center:
About Homecoming
(Tip: While in our store, check in your Marine's unit store for more homecoming shirts!)
Unit Chat Nights 

Unit Chat Night Schedule:

Sunday: 3/9 
Monday: 2nd LAR, 2/8
Wednesday: 2/1, 5/10, 3/4
Thursday: 1/5

For additional information about the Chat Room and Unit Chat Nights for your Marine's Unit, please see: Chat Gif 
Local Support Groups in Your Area
Miami, FL
For a list of all support groups in our database or to find one in your area, see:
If you are interested in starting a local support group in your area, please visit the "Support Groups" section of our website:
Marine Corps Spirit
T-shirts, Gifts & More
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Marines The Few The Proud
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November 11, 2009
Dear Debbie,
If this is the first edition of the Newsletter you have received, WELCOME! If you are a returning reader we are glad you have joined us.
I'm writing this introduction as I get ready to attend my first ever Marine Corps Ball.  I'm excited, as always, to be in the company of Marines--the men and women that defend our freedom.  But what is even more keene for me on this birthday celebration, is that the Marines have been defending our country for 234 years. That's a lot of years, and they've done it right from the beginning.  Though that seems to be a huge accomplishment to you and I and the civilians looking on, the Marines really don't see it as a big deal. It's just another day at the office for them.
I have a hundred thank you's to say tonight to the few and the proud. But I know going into the game that every Marine will tell me it's not necessary to thank them as they are only doing their job.
To all of the Marines, and to all of the Veterans celebrating the last two days, thank you for your service to our great nation! Ooh Rah!
The Well of Fortitude
From Our Director, Tracy Della Vecchia 
The Well of Fortitude From Marine ParentsIn the space and time that is the organization, we've only been around for about seven years. In that time, we've learned from one another, not only how to get through bootcamp and deployments, but how to help one another and our Marines when the going gets tough.
It seems each day there are new needs being presented to us as an organization and we have to carefully pick and choose how we'll spend our resources in time and money to assure we're providing the best quality support we can, and in the areas that matter the most within our mission statement. That has never been more apparent for me than in the last few weeks here at the corporate office.
We've attended a whirlwind of events in the last weeks of October, starting with an event held at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia to remember our fallen heroes...
Time for Holiday Shopping
Support Marines When You Shop This Year
Holiday Shopping: Support Marines When You ShopThe holiday season is upon us and it's time to Deck the Halls with Yellow Ribbons!
The season of giving challenges us to find unique and memorable gifts for our friends and family. has many gift items available for purchase so your giving can show two-fold generosity: for your loved ones plus giving back to, Inc. for our many Outreach Programs to support Marines and their families.
We've provided a selection of items on our "Christmas Catalog" page for your shopping ease. You're sure to find gifts to please the Marine Corps enthusiast on your list!
Use Cafe Press coupon code ATTICSWORLD to save $5 on an order of $50 or more through November 16.
A Citizen's Duty
Family and Friends Spotlight 
Family and Friends Spotlight: A Citizen's DutyA message from a Marine brother on Veteran's Day:
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the figh



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