Family, friends, and sometimes even troops themselves send I-Report salutes nearly every day to U.S. military serving their country away from home. Take a look below as family and friends share stories of the troops they love.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
'Our July Fourth without you'


My son, Aiden, and I watch the fireworks alone (left). And our beloved soldier at home on leave (right).

To SPC Michael Pletscher of the 977 MP Company in Kirkuk, Iraq. A husband and a father, missing out on all the new things his one year old has learned. He is learning too fast. It is miserable without you, but I'd rather be miserable than happy that you're gone. Until you return, until our lives are normal, and until we are whole again. We love and miss you.

-- Jacqueline Pletscher of San Angelo, Texas
On CNN TV
Every weekday morning on Headline News' Morning Express, anchor Robin Meade and her team do a shout-out to U.S. troops by showing off photos and videos sent in by their loved ones. Tune in every hour between 6 and 10 a.m. to see the salutes on air, or click through the archives on this page.
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