Michelle Malkin has her new weekly column up now from Creators Syndicate. She does a bang-up job in defining a Patriot.
Let us not, on this Independence Day weekend, dwell on the political pretenders to patriotism rushing to out-proclaim their love of country. Nor let us pay heed to the sneering movie directors and journalism pooh-bahs allergic to red, white, and blue.
Instead, I’d like to share a bit of a special interview with a true Hollywood freedom-lover. Last week, my friend Melanie Morgan of Move America Forward and I co-hosted a special Internet telethon on Ustream.tv to raise money for care packages to send to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The effort yielded more than $1.1 million thanks to thousands of generous donors across the country. Among the special guests who contributed time and resources was musician John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting.
And in a couple hours, I hope to have a round-up of reporting on the other Patriots who deserve a salute because they volunteered in Sacramento (for the past several weeks) plus Wednesday to send out close to 2,000 humongous care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The United States Post Office sent FOUR trucks (actually two trucks, two times) to get all the goodies, which will be airborne shortly.
My time today with the volunteers was truly humbling - thank-you folks!
NBC Affiliate (KCRA-3) live report with Melanie:
ABC Affiliate (KXTV-10) posted news story:
CBS Affiliate (KOVR-13) previous live report:
They also posted link to MAF here: