Are you tired of hearing the media badger the military? Do you want to send a message to all of the service members fighting the war on terrorism?  We are planning to purchase a full page ad in a major paper to support our troops before July 4th. I’m open for slogans so if you’re tired of blow hearts bad mouthing your Marines, people accusing before being tried, then do something about it. Otherwise you have no room to talk. If you support this idea, let me know in the comments. Give your recommendations for a slogan, newspaper to submit it in and just how you feel. If we get enough support, I’ll make it happen.

Click on the “donate button” for cigars on the right. If you want to donate for the Support our troops” Ad simply put the word "Ad" or "Paper Ad" following your name when you make your donation.

Capt B OUT



You bet I do! Going over there right now to make my contribution!


I went on over to your sidebar and made my donation, Sir!


I have made a donation, I COMPLETELY support your cause! Thank you for standing up for our heroes!

Douglas V. Gibbs

Thank you for the fantastic blog. I am a Navy Veteran, my father a Marine Corps Veteran. I have no contribution that I can give other than my utmost respect for you and your fellow Marines, and I am adding a link to this site to my Political Pistachio.

God Bless you, Sir.

Beth* A.

Excellent idea, and donation forthcoming!


Count me in!

How about adding logos and contact info for various troop support orgs to the ad to give them some publicity too?

Great idea on the support the troops logos. Ive got these off the top of my head:
Soldiers Angel'

You know of others let me know. The names of people donating have priority.

Capt B


You guys rock! Lets get this beast rollin! PayPal automatically lists your names so it shouldn’t be any hassle to have a newspaper page FULL of names. Hell, we are wrong as hell not to have at least a full page of supporter’s names. I wonder if any senators will donate?????

Capt B

Top 10 Newspapers by Largest Reported Circulation

1. USA Today 2,602,556 2,610,225 Friday

2. The Wall Street Journal 1,820,600 1,800,607 Monday-Friday

3. The New York Times 1,672,965 1,671,865 Sunday

4. Los Angeles Times 1,396,045 1,376,932 Sunday

5. The Washington Post 1,049,322 1,048,122 Sunday

6. Chicago Tribune 1,016,471 1,012,240 Sunday

7. New York Daily News 810,533 801,292 Sunday

8. The Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News 790,508 789,137 Sunday

9. The Dallas Morning News 786,594 784,905 Sunday

10. The Philadelphia Inquirer 768,237 747,969 Sunday

Russ Crooms

Capt B... GREAT IDEA!! You asked for suggestions about which newspaper to submit it to. If you are able to raise enough money, I was thinking either the New York Times or the Washington Post. Publishing in either of those newspapers would almost guarantee National recognition and perhaps worldwide recognition if it hits the major news services. I'm heading over to make a donation now!! Semper Fi.


Awesome idea, Capt. B!

I just started reading your blog, and it's great!

I'll be making a donation shortly.


Hey it's rolling, Capt!
And on "Flag Day" too...what better day to support the troops!
I'll help in every way I can!


I definitely support this idea,G! I'll be making a donation today!


OH JOY!!!! Donation on the way and I want to see the ad in the WaPo! Dirty-thumb-sucking-blowhard-commies, I might even buy the paper on the day it comes out.

THANK YOU CAPT B. and all the Marines who make us back home so proud! Semper Gratus!

Maureen Nutt

This is an awesome idea! I vote to place it in the USA today. I will be making a donation to the cause later today!

Capt B. . .I have followed your postings for quite some time now and just wanted to tell you that you are an inspiration to us all! I thank you for your service and dedication to your country. You and your fellow Marines are definitely America's best!!

Karla (threadbndr)

Capt. Got a problem. I don't have a paypal and I'm trying to do a credit card transaction. The system won't let me put AD after my name because when I check out it wants my name just as it shows on my credit card.

Want to do the paper ads, but not the cigars. Love the troops, but do not support tobacco use in any way, shape or form. Went all DI on my Marine's backside when he came back from MCT with chew LOL.

Agnieszka O.

I'm in -- but don't like to use PayPal. Is there another way to mail the $$$ ?

Maureen Nutt

I know this might be kind of long for a slogan but here goes:

We stand together as one to let our voices finally be heard. . .We are proud of the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. It not them. . .who? If not now. . .when?

I know. . .kind of long but it's what I think.

Cheryl Friend

I just sent a donation for the ad. I live in Ohio so I don't have a preference for what paper you use to place the ad. Just let me know which one so I can try to buy a copy. Thank you for such a wonderful idea! HAPPY FLAG DAY!


Also having trouble with PayPal re:putting anything after my name. :( Is there a way they can add a comment line or something like that so we can designate what we want it to go to? I've got the card out ready to go, just waiting to work out this glitch! :)


anyway I could send in my $ for the ad via snail mail??? Would love to get in on this (tho it likely would only be a couple dollars)

Cheryl Friend

I just added a new shipping address. Select gift address and you can put "We Support You Ad" in the name. I just used my home address for the rest of the information.


Just made a donation, but no comments box came up. Just a note to let you know that I'd like to see "Had Enough?" right at the top of the ad.


Thanks Cheryl Friend,
That worked for me.
NY Times, Wa Post, USA Today, LA Times, Seattle Times etc. All rags that do not do anything to help or support our troops. Might be we get enough to show the whole world.
Ha Ha

Capt B

YOU GUYS ROCK!! This thing is moving good!!! I apologize for those who have had problems with Pay Pal. Email me for additional directions if you can’t use it.


Again, thank you all in advance and remember you will have your name in the paper associated with something great!!



How about:

We stand behind our troops, the rest of you feel free to stand in front of them....

With an appropriate picture of what it is like being advanced upon from the enemies standpoint ;)

Capt B,
How about in addition to saying thanks we remind people what they don't hear about in the MSM? All the good things that have been done to help the Iraqi people. As in how many schools opened, hospitals, bridges and other infrastructure built, how many lives liberated due to the tireless work of our military.

Fill in these blanks:

Time to remind Americans of the good things our Marines and sister services have accomplished in Iraq and Afghanistan.

___ million Iraqis liberated from the clutches of a ruthless dictator
___ millions of Afghanis freed from the brutality of the Taliban
___ schools built
___ hospitals reopened
___ miles of highways and bridges rebuilt

The following grateful Americans believe in and support the mission of our Marine Corps:

Thanks for all you do Capt B--- getting the truth out and supporting our troops is vital to the mission. I will contribute but if I can be of any other assistance, please let me know. We are all in the debt of our servicemen and service women. And if the jerks in the media won't convey that---I say bypass them.
Beth Lamm


Good for You! I consider it a privilege and responsibility to support you. Depend on my pledge.

Tracy L Vallier

I have nothing but the utmost respect for all of our troops. You are all my heroes. With tears in my eyes and with a bowed head, I thank each and everyone of you. T


I'll be sending a donation when I get home from work. Great idea Cpt!


My donation has been made. T


I wasn't able to add that my donation was for the "had enough" ad either, but I figured you'd know what it was for ;-)


Just dropped a little something in your PayPal - hope it helps enough.

I think the slogan should be...

We Are The United States Military - Spreading Freedom World Wide Since 1776

Lyn in Duluth

Donation will be on the way soon. Please let us know what paper to look for. I will have to get to a news stand and see if I can find it--when it is printed. Did I read you right that anything going to PayPal right now will be for the AD? I have nothing against cigars but I want the donation to go toward the Ad right now.

Thanks and God Bless You!


I just put For Ad in the extra line for the address section. Worked ok.

Could it also be put in the Stars and Stripes for all the warriors to see?

A Military Mom

CaptB I am having trouble with Pay Pal. Hopefully I'll figure out what is wrong and make my donation for the ad.

Mrs. Diva

Donation made from hubby and me. And you don't want my suggestions because we both know they won't print what I'm thinking;) But I do like what your commentor Laurie suggested!


I like Beth Lamm's idea too.


Thanks for sending all donations for now to the ad. I donated today but could not figure out how to designate the ad in Paypal. I think this is a wonderful idea!
Semper Gratus..


Captain B - I love the idea! New York Times or the Washington Post would be my picks... In addition to showing our support for our fighting men and women, we could potentially cause some on the left that read either of those rags to spontaneously combust...

Have you thought about setting up an Amazon account? I'm not crazy about PayPal either. I definitely want to contribute!!! Please offer another means of contributing... I have my credit card in hand and I know how to use it!!

I'll put a link on my blog... Hopefully all 20 of the folks that visit me will come by...

Lyn in Duluth


For a slogan:

Hey, Murtha! If William Jefferson is innocent until proven guilty, why aren't your fellow Marines?

Semper Fi!


USA TODAY would be my choice, Capt. You see this paper in most every city in the country...

MissBirdlegs in AL

You got mine, Capt. B! Don't guess they'd print NSN, but I think that's the point of this ad.

Kathy Rockel

Capt B!

What a grand idea and a great way to show support! I have sent my donation this evening!

THANK YOU for all that you do and for the awesome way you have educated others in this. I have learned so much from you and will be forever grateful.


Count me in, CPT B! Consider my donation a birthday present to the Army, to be shared with all branches.


Glad to donate to show my support ... but, was unable to designate my donation for the ad :(
Oh well ... if it goes to cigars for the guys (and ladies?) instead I guess I have no problem with that either :)


OOH-RAH! From a fellow (former) jarhead to you...Semper Fi and count me in.


Well done, Capt. B.

For a slogan, I am partial to this quote from Samuel Adams-

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." --Samuel Adams

Go Navy


Great idea. Count me in, too - donation made, and post up at Iraq War Today.


PayPal seems to be having difficulties right now. I will keep trying.

As much as it galls me for any of those newspapers to receive revenue from me, I'll gladly compromise in this situation because our Marines have earned the acknowledgement and appreciation.

Let's hope enough money is raised to place an ad in more than one paper!

At the moment I can't think of a slogan that beats those already offered, but I'll work on that.

God bless you, Capt. B!

Ben USN (Ret)

Count me in Captain! USA Today, since I live on the west coast, plus it reaches more people.


My donation is in.


Reporting for duty. I fully support the Corps, and proudly so. :) My children donated out of their video game funds as well. They KNOW why. They want to help their Marines also.


Great idea Capt.
"The few, the Proud, The Under Appreciated"

Thank you Marine.

Tina S

You can count me in! And we need to find someone who can get a copy of whatever newspaper we use to the men being held in solitay confinement at Camp Pendleton. I am sure they could use something like this now.


Just a suggestion for spreading the word about this effort...
Contact your local chapters of Aux, or VFW, AmVets, etc.
And your congressmen and women..and ask them for their support to help say thanks!
Here is an address for VFW posts around the country that have email would be easy!


I'd vote for USA Today as we live in a rural part of the Midwest and don't see the other papers here at all. Thanks for setting this up! A great idea! My donation is on its way!

Dorothy...Proud Mom of Cpl Matthew and LCPl Andrew, USMC

Ryan P

My son just joined the Marines and I couldn't be prouder. I've made a small donation for the ad, I'll send more when I get home.


Donation proudly sent. Lets hope we get enough support for 2 or 3 papers. This link is being forwarded to my friends too.


I like this slogan:

Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.


Thisis a wonderful idea! I liked both of these slogans:

"Hey, Murtha! If William Jefferson is innocent until proven guilty, why aren't your fellow Marines?"

"The few, the Proud, The Under Appreciated"

The 2nd one would probably be better for the ad though. :)

Marine and Navy Mom


Here are a few suggestions I like:

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free" - Ronald Reagan

"What you have inherited from your fathers, earn over again for yourselves or it will not be yours." We inherited freedom and because of that there are some who seem unaware that freedom has to be re-made and re-earned in each generation. - Goethe

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, For then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -- Mark Twain

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." -- Samuel Adams

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy (John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address
Friday, January 20, 1961)

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." -- Thomas Paine

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation!" - Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Of course, my vote for troop support org logos would be eMail Our Military!

As for newspapers, I would go with a major one like the one that recently did that black and white illustration of the Eagle Globe & Anchor with the words United States Massacre Cover Up.

We're going to promote your effort to get a full page ad both @ eMOM and our Operation Enduring Freedom Support group. Hope you will see the $ rise to help the cause.

Just some of my ideas... Hope all is well your way as it is ours!

Best Wishes,

Ms. BiBi Melguizo
Public Affairs Officer

Providing Encouragement, Motivation & Morale Support to Our Service Members Through eMail, Correspondence and Care Packages!

eMail Our Military
8004 NW 154 Street, Suite 344
Miami Lakes, FL 33016


What a great response to the ad idea. I have just sent in my donation. Thanks, Capt. B.
Martha in Naples


Capt. B ~ this is so great!! Just donated, you betcha!!
Trackbacking too!


Sent donation, thanks


Made my donation, Capt. Sent a handful of people here, too. Let's get this thing rolling!!!


Thoughts for the newspaper ad: the same statement we have loving at each guerny-side: "I believe in you". Blessing you and grateful always B-Marine.

Judy C.

Made my donation today and support this idea whole heartedly!



You have my fullest support and respect for this project! I hope it flies boldly as the colors of our grand flag!

My utmost respect to everyone behind this project!


I'll be making a contribution. My thoughts on the ad:

Don't put references to specific troop support organizations because I would rather it look completly grass roots, and also some worthy organizations (for instance Fisher House) would likely get left off in favor of the blog community's favorites (like Soldiers Angels).

Rather than slogans or quotes, how about something simple like:

We are common everyday Americans. Unlike politicans and celebrities, we do not have free and unlimited access to media outlets. We have pooled our resources to make this public statement in support of our military troops and their efforts around the world.

Then just list all the names.

As far as which papers, I would suggest Wash Post. With so many military people living near DC, there may be a chance for a lot of them to see it and send it or word of it to their friends around the world. Also, there would be a chance of the cable news channels talking about it.


I'm in Capt B, and I'm going to post the link to this to two Military groups I belong to as well.

LOVE the idea of getting this to our Marines and Sailor being held.

I vote for USA today, it's in almost all of the major markets and everyone can see it.

Anthony's idea (posted 17 June) rocks, I think it's a winner.


I think the ad should be posted in the USA Today. It's seen all over the world. Also post it in the Stars and Stripes so our Soldiers can see it. Possible namefor the add: The Freedom of the People of the World must continually be Purchased with the blood of Patroits. A little long i know. Semper Fi


I think the ad should be posted in the USA Today. It's seen all over the world. Also post it in the Stars and Stripes so our Soldiers can see it. Possible namefor the add: The Freedom of the People of the World must continually be Purchased with the blood of Patroits. A little long i know. Semper Fi

Roland Millar

I am no longer with any military organization. I have burnt all ribbons, metals, any paperwork associated with my ever being in the US Military. This government has no respect for the servicemen and have used the military for their own selfish gains. Would I do it again? What I know now, absolutely "no!" Roland Millar

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If you are willing to buy a car, you would have to get the home loans. Furthermore, my mother commonly uses a financial loan, which supposes to be really useful.


I would like to propose not to hold back until you earn enough amount of cash to order goods! You should just get the loan or just bank loan and feel free


This is so funny! We were just talking about this at a lttlie league baseball game. ( Northeast Ohio.) We (4 different people) were commenting on how many chipmunks are around. I have at least 7 regulars this year and normally we have only one or two.

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