As we pause on this Veterans Day to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country, let's not forget active U.S. servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We can all do our small part to help these dedicated Americans as they spend the holidays away from loved ones.
There are many organizations working to make our troops a little more comfortable while they fight thousands of miles away to protect our nation.
One of these groups is in our own backyard, Berks Enduring Freedom.
The organization is holding a drive throughout the month of November to collect items for care packages that will be delivered to American servicemen and servicewomen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Collection bins have been placed in public areas around Berks County. You can find out more about what's needed for the care packages by going to the Berks Enduring Freedom Web site.
The group is also looking for more volunteers to keep this worthwhile effort going.
As you do your holiday shopping or planning for holiday parties, think about your fellow Americans oversees and the sacrifices they are making for us.
Let's all pitch in and support Berks Enduring Freedom to make the lives of our troops a little more comfortable.