I just got an e-mail from Jim Hake at Spirit of America, the fine folks who are helping the Marines bring toys, medical and firefighting supplies — among many other items — to the Sunni triangle when they deploy to Iraq in a few days.
Jim estimates that Eject! Eject! Eject! readers contributed about fifteen thousand dollars to this cause.
That is a remarkable sum. It is, without question, a characteristically generous outporing from all of you, and confirms my belief — not that it needed confirming — that we are the kind of people that put our money where our mouth is.
I am incredibly proud of all of you; proud to be a small part of the effort, and as always, very proud to be an American.
You can click here to see what two tons of frisbees looks like. And I fully expect to see a spike in rotator cup injuries from a bunch of people patting themselves on the back, because you have earned it.
When you get to the Spirit of America site, try to send an e-mail to Jim Hake. None of this would be possible without his vision and very hard work. He remained completely transparent throughout the entire process, and he deserves our regognition and our immense gratitude for reminding us of who we are and what we are capable of.
Jim, you’re a hero. I know you’ll argue about it, but my word is final on this page and it’s settled. Thank you.
Now it’s up to the Marines. And in over 200 years, they have never let us down.
Peace through abundance of plastic flying discs! Semper Fi!