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Today, for eight hours beginning at 4 pm, the very first internet video telethon will be held, aptly named: From the Frontlines. Hosted by our good friend Michelle Malkin and Move America Forward Chairman Melanie Morgan, this will be a historic effort to send the largest single care package to our Troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan:

This special broadcast will be co-hosted by radio personality and Move America Forward Chairman Melanie Morgan and blogger-extraordinaire Michelle Malkin and will feature national radio powerhouses Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Dr. Laura Schlessigner, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, NBC’s “America’s Favorite Mom” Patti Patton-Bader, reports from our military men and women on the frontlines of Iraq & Afghanistan, music, stars of stage and screen, and many MANY other special guests.

The historic telethon is being organized by Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop organization. Move America Forward has shipped over 40 TONS of care packages to our troops filled with food for their enjoyment, other necessities and message of appreciation and encouragement from home. Now we’re doing one better by sending over the largest shipment of care packages to our troops in American history.

These care packages will be sponsored by pledges made by viewers during the “From the Frontlines” telethon, and shipped by Move America Forward just in time for the 4th of July holiday. Our troops will receive these special 4th of July care packages, crammed with all kinds of items for their personal care and comfort, just as Americans stateside are celebrating the freedoms and liberties made possible thanks to the service and sacrifice of our noble service men and women.

You can find the schedule of appearances right here.

Babalu readers have always come through for good causes – from the Spirit of America Campaign to the Katrina Relief effort and a myriad others in between. I know times may be a bit tough right now, with high gas prices and its consequences, but Im asking you all to dig down into your pockets once more for an incredibly worthy cause. It is men and women like those currently deployed that paved the way and protect the freedoms we have. The very freedoms our parents and grandparents sought when they left Cuba.

I know we have a few daily readers with sons or daughters currently serving oversees. I cant think of a better way to thank those families for their sacrifices and to thank this country on her birthday next week, than to let her sons and daughters in harm’s way know that we are thinking of them, that we support their efforts and most importantly that we appreciate their sacrifices. You can donate right here.

This country opened it doors for us as exiles and took us in as her own. This Fourth of July, let her know just how thankful and honored we are.