"You can car pool"

The president lists the ways in which Americans can thank the troops.

By Tim Grieve

Published July 5, 2007 1:03PM (EDT)

In a Fourth of July speech at Martinsburg, W.Va., Wednesday, George W. Bush asked Americans to find a way to show their gratitude to the U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"There are many ways for our fellow citizens to say thanks to the men and women who wear the uniform and their families," the president said. "You can send a care package. You can reach out to a military family in your neighborhood with a mom or dad on the front lines; you can ask somebody, 'What can I do to help you? What do you need?' You can car pool. You can be on bended knee and pray for a soldier and their families."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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