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November 26, 2005

Albany-- While we remember our troops overseas, the Governor and Georgia Chamber of Commerce also want you to remember their families here on the homefront.

With the holidays approaching, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Governor Sonny Perdue wants citizens and businesses to support the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation. The fund benefits families of the more than 12,000 members of the Georgia National Guard and the thousands of troops currently overseas. Members of the military say the fund is important especially now.

"The Guard troops back home can feel isolated. The community needs to really pick up on it. The state needs to support the families. A lot of things you don't see on the surface, bills to be paid, sickness in the family," says Brigadier General Jerry Corbin.

State leaders want to raise one million dollars for the fund by the end of the year. To find out how you can help, contact any National Guard Family Assistance Center.

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