In honor of Veterans Day: E-Books for Troops

In honor of Veterans Day: E-Books for Troops

In the United States, today is Veterans Day.

It is a day to honor those who have served in the armed forces.

This seemed like an appropriate time to write about

E-Books for Troops 

That’s a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that coordinates getting donated EBRs (E-Book Readers) to active duty military.

You can donate an EBR or donate to the effort, and the group (which says it is 100% volunteer) works on getting it to the troops.  One such effort they coordinated was “Kindles to Kandahar”.  Those donations are generally tax deductible since this is an IRS recognized non-profit. 

This is an effort of Len Edgerly, the host of The Kindle Chronicles, a weekly podcast.  I have appeared on Len’s show, and have some correspondence with him, but I am otherwise unconnected with the site.

If you are looking for a way to support the troops today, I think the gift of literature is a great option.  Imagine what a difference it could make to someone in the incredibly stressful situation of active service to have the connection with humanity that books can give.  They need to be unencumbered…but that doesn’t mean they need to be disconnected. 

Have books helped you in your life?  Did they entertain you, enlighten you, give you a broader perspective?  This is one way to share that experience.

As I’ve written before, I’m hoping for a coordinated way to lend my e-books to active duty military when Kindle lending becomes available.  This is a way you can be involved now.

Choosing to contribute or not is certainly up to you.  I just wanted to make you aware of this option, and to honor the day.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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One Response to “In honor of Veterans Day: E-Books for Troops”

  1. If you have an “extra” Kindle after tomorrow… « I Love My Kindle Says:

    [...] E-Books for Troops [...]

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