Home Front: Supporting Our Troops: Yes, You Can!
If the College and Young Republicans, and their counterparts in the Democratic Party and associated political movements, really want to Support Our Troops without volunteering to serve themselves, here's one specific thing they can do:
Know your neighbors, including [especially] if a family is military and has someone deployed - usually the husband/father, but not always; this applies regardless of gender. If your neighborhood gets some snow, shovel their snow for them - unless they object. Don't wait to be asked; please just take the initiative and stop by with your shovel and let them know you and your friends would like to do this for them - unless they object. They won't, of course, but it's still polite to check first. Don't accept anything other than a thank you and a warm drink and a snack.
There's no need to call the media or anything; just do something for the family that the man of the house would be doing if he weren't deployed or running everything by himself. And, if you want to be seen as a leader in your community, please encourage others [even if not eligible to serve] to do the same for anyone in need. Word of mouth is far more powerful than mere publicity.
We wish everyone the best for the holiday season.