As we’ve discussed earlier in the week, parents with sons and daughters abroad have every reason to be anxious over their well-being–even more so than parents typically are. This is even more true for parents whose children are serving in the armed forces. The bravery and honor of these families speaks for itself, and the respect they deserve is second to none.
And it’s not just parents who get worried. Soldiers’ thoughts constantly drift back homeward during nights in the barracks and over the course of long outpost shifts; they’re well aware of the fact that the rest of the world doesn’t stop moving when they leave home, as are their parents. Phone calls from home are often the greatest morale boost these soldiers can receive during service.
Prepaid calling cards are a cheap and painless way to reach out to loved ones fighting the good fight overseas. Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and many others number among the countries our services reach. And if your loved ones are stationed in low-conflict nations, such as Japan or the Philippines, there are plenty of cheap international calling options for both you and them.
Those who are fighting for the safety of our home are those who deserve a home the most. Even the briefest of calls can make them feel as though they’re back home.