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December 6, 2004

Albany- You can help keep U.S. service men and women in touch with their families back home.

The VFW in Albany is helping raise money for Operation Uplink, a national program that gets phone cards to soldiers. VFW Member Bobby Lyles' son is serving in the Middle East, so he knows how important those phone calls are.

"But there's nothing like the sound of a loved one on the other end of the phone, no matter how you handle it," Lyles said. "So this is probably one of the most important tools that we can send to the soldiers over there to make their way of life a little easier."

You can donate money at the VFW on Philema Road. The forms they provide give you the option to purchase a card for a particular person or donate to the overall cause.

posted at 10:27 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com