Text the Troops

They may be thousands of miles away, but this Thanksgiving you can send a quick message to troops overseas to show your appreciation.

America supports you says cell phone users can text service men and women at 89279, up until midnight on Thanksgiving. Soldiers have already received more than 40,000 messages, and they keep coming.

"It uplifts their spirits, we can never say enough, we can never do enough for our men and women serving our country and this is a difficult time when families need to be together," says Jack Barnes, a volunteer with the local chapter of America Supports You.

Those who send messages see how troops respond to the texts at: http://www.americasupportsyou.com/americasupportsyou/index.aspx