My nephew has been to Afghanistan and Iraq both and been awarded with two Purple Hearts. He said not to believe what we see on the news - that they do not show the good things being done over there by our troops, and that most of the people are very glad we are there. My son is an Air Force officer and says pretty much the same thing.
I'm new at quilting, but will try to make some easy ones to donate. They won't be perfect, but the love and honor for these folks will be in them.
By the way, if you are in San Antonio, Tx (yes, there is more than one San Antonio - got stranded in a canyon 5 miles from San Antonio, New Mexico a few years ago) the Hancock Fabrics on Eisenhauer Road is selling their remnants for 50 cents a yard - got 40 yards of cotton prints and solids for $20 last night. Still a lot left 'cos I ran out of time!