Go ahead, thank a soldier now

The overwhelming urge to tell a soldier, any soldier, he or she is in your thoughts can hit at any time.

Now that need can be satiated instantly by sending a message online through a site called To Our Soldiers.

Go to www4.army.mil/ocpa/tooursoldiers and peruse thousands of posts from around the nation telling soldiers across the globe they are appreciated. Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on the "post a message to our soldiers" link and you'll be able to write with your own thoughts, prayers and sentiments.

Each message is checked for profanity, violations of security, privacy and appropriateness prior to its publication so be nice.