May 27, 2004

From DefenseLINK News: "Teenager, Country Music Star Team Up to Thank Troops
When high-school freshman Shauna Fleming launched her campaign, 'A Million Thanks,' to collect and distribute letters for the troops as part of National Military Appreciation Month, she could not have imagined where it would lead.
She and country music star John Michael Montgomery teamed up to promote Shauna's project, 'A Million Thanks,' on the nationally syndicated radio show, 'After Midnite With Blair Garner,' in Nashville, Tenn., last week. Montgomery will sing his current hit, 'Letters from Home,' while Shauna hands out letters to a group of invited service members during the opening ceremonies of the Cocoa-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., May 30.
Earlier this month, Shauna set up shop under NASCAR racecar driver Matt Kenseth's tent at the Auto Club 500 in Fontana, Calif., to spread the word about 'A Million Thanks.'
Shauna said when she heard Montgomery's 'Letters from Home,' which talks about a deployed soldier receiving letters from his mother, girl and father, sshe knew it was a perfect fit for her project. "It's sort of the theme song," she said.

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