By John Kelly
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Scott Kreger thought he had a good idea, but how could he be sure? How would people react when his idea — so simple, so heartfelt — finally made the journey from imagination to reality? What would the world think of the way Scott had decided to thank the men and women fighting in our nation’s two wars? His idea is to give every veteran who did a tour of duty in Afghanistan or Iraq a white oval bumper sticker inspired by those we see at the beach. But instead of saying “OBX” or “OC,” they would say “AFG” or “IRQ.” Underneath would be the words, “I served.” A marathoner, he has a “26.2” sticker on his car. Why not show a different kind of solidarity? The Germantown resident had a few stickers printed up and late last week launched a Web site — http://www.iservedsticker.org— inviting veterans to request them. The e-mails started pouring in.