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Attorney, Author, Veteran Honors Military And Veterans On Hug A Gi Day

Jack Woodville London, Military Writer’s Society of America’s Author of the Year, suggests that Americans “March Forth, Hug a Soldier,” and give back to those who fought and continue to fight for us in battlefields around the world.

 
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PRLog - Mar. 13, 2012 - HOUSTON, TX.  – March 2012 – On Monday, March 4, Jack Woodville London, sponsored a movement to encourage all Americans to remember our military. London suggested we remember those who fight for our country by honoring them on Hug a GI Day, a day founded by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith in 1996 and celebrated annually. As a veteran himself, Jack’s World War II historical fiction books remind us of a time when everyone’s life, at home and abroad, faced the effects of war on a daily basis. Today, as our military return home each day from the war in Iraq, many dealing with Posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders, and the media reminds us of the threat of war in Iran, London remembers his own time in the Army, “Not only did I finish every day and my tour with a sense of relief and a bucket full of fear, a lot of the people I served with had it worse, much worse. When it was all done, all I wanted was to be held by someone who cared enough to know.”

Now as we remember our military on Hug a GI Day, or as London prefers, Hold a Soldier Day, and what the day represents, Jack encourages Americans to use this day to remind us of the emotions behind it as we embrace the military and the veterans with either a literal, physical hug, or a virtual hug, sent to them through letters, emails, or online media sources like Facebook, Twitter, and other social media methods. As Jack states, “All of us know someone who is serving, or did, and I ask you to join Adrienne (founder of the day) and me and hug them. I encourage you to give back just a little bit, to hold him or hold her, and say thank you. Let no one serving us go without a hug of gratitude.”

The History of Hug A GI Day
Hug a GI Day was created in 1996 by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith, (ASK: Creator of: HUG A G.I. DAY ©1996 & 1899+ Holidates to Celebrate America’s Premier Eventologist)  and celebrated annually on March 4th. This day gives all Americans a command to “March Forth” and say “Thank You” to our service men, veterans and GIs by giving them a hug, literally or virtually.
 
How you can get involved
How can we give a virtual hug?  Send them a note on Facebook. Send an email. Make a phone call or send a personally signed card. Can you think of other ways to give a hug? Send a letter or email and let the world celebrate with you by submitting to the Letter Project, created by Jack Woodville London, author of the French Letters historical fiction series.  Visit the Letters Project page here.

About Jack London
Jack Woodville London is a well-known trial attorney, acclaimed author and World War II historian. Jack is a graduate of West Texas A&M, the University of Texas and the Academy of St. Cere, France. The Military Writers Society of America recently awarded Jack with the prestigious title of Author of the Year for French Letters, Engaged in War.  Jack’s French Letters series were just awarded honorable mention from the prestigious London Book Festival (http://londonbookfestival.com).

Jack’s books are available on Amazon.com in Kindle or print format: http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Woodville-London/e/B002MY742Y/...

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