So many times we go along with our lives, giving only a thought to those who serve in the military. It’s sad to think that these men and women who give so much to our country, many with spouses left at home, many with children, sacrifice every day to make ends meet, raise the children and try to live some semblance of a normal life — all the while worrying about bills, loved ones and life in general.

With this deeply ingrained in their minds, Jim and Patti Solomon, hosts of “Xplor the Outdoors with Jim and Patti” which airs LIVE every Sunday morning from 7-9 on AM 1060 The Fan and around the globe on www.xplortheoutdoors.com, decided it was time to acknowledge our heroes and heroines. Three months ago they began the “Honoring Those Who Honor Us”, category on their website, www.xplortheoutdoors.com.

“We invite anyone who has a loved one in the military overseas to send us a story about their favorite outdoor activity along with a couple of pictures. One with them in their BDU’s and one enjoying their favorite out-door activity”, Jim explained.

Jim has been working with the Military Mom’s Support Group by getting them outdoor magazines to send to our troops overseas but he wanted to do more so they began the new category on their site and in October they would like to devote a segment on the show to our military, husbands and wives.

“It would be fun to have the wives come on the show live and be able to talk about their loved ones in the outdoors, and the soldiers would be able to enjoy it

from overseas on the computer,” laughed Patti. “Imagine the stories they would share.”

We would also like to thank Danner Boots for their generosity by donating a pair of boots to the soldier that appears on the site each month.