Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

Each writer has free reign over postings. One writer's views are not necessarily the views of all writers.

09 July 2009

Blogathon 2009

I would like to ask for your help regarding something important -- Blogathon 2009. Blogathon 2009 is a world-wide fundraising event in which participants blog every thirty minutes for twenty-four hours or for as long as possible. In return for the surge of blog posts and lack of sleep, bloggers accept donations toward charities of their choosing. Donations can be collected as a flat sum or per hour directly through the website of the selected charity, ensuring that neither the blogger nor Blogathon profits from donations.

This will be my first year participating. Blogathon 2009 begins at 10:00 AM ET Saturday, July 25th and ends at 10:00 AM ET Sunday, July 26th. I have decided to raise money for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a non-profit organization dedicated to our troops and veterans who are fighting or have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan.

IAVA was founded in 2004 by Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and strives to promote awareness regarding returning veterans and issues that they face. I do not pretend to understand what our troops face each day both on the battlefield and after their homecomings, but I do realize that our nation is not offering them the support that they need and deserve -- support that IAVA can provide.

I realize that money is tight with the economy as it is, but I feel that a small donation is precious little to ask in return for the freedoms that our military personnel fight for and defend, for the sacrifices that they make on a daily basis. However, if you really don't have the extra cash (which is completely understandable), I would also appreciate support in the form of comments and views on July 25th! If you would like to sponsor me and donate to IAVA, please click HERE!

[EDIT 7/10/09]
Blogathon 2009 will begin at 9:00 AM EST, not 10:00 AM EST.

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