OK, that last post was a big pity party. Here's something better:
I just found out that for $25, a person can sponsor a USO care package for a U.S. serviceman or woman serving overseas. I am personally very grateful that neither of my young men are far off in a scary place right now, but lots of other mothers' children are far from home and in need of gratitude and TLC.
Whatever your feelings about the war, take a look at USO Cares.