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.
Monday, August 13, 2007
'Absolutely moved to tears'
This is my nephew, Senior Airman Brett Randolph. He is in the United States Air Force and he is our HERO. He has been in Japan, and in Iraq twice. We miss him terribly and we are hoping he is safe and knows how proud and much we love him. This picture was taken in July in Iraq. His mother, Ann Randoph, turned 50. He was not able to be with us so he sent this picture to her. She found it as she opened her menu at her party and was absolutely moved to tears. He is a very strong individual in body and mind. We are so so very proud of him and wish him home soon and safely. He is our hero and is a hero to so many others he has never met before. We love him so much.
-- Meghan Beaton of Griffin, Georgia
On CNN TVEvery 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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