“From the Front Lines” is a terrific web event this Thursday, June 26th beginning at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific to 12midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific. It will be a livestreamed, 8-hour fund-raising “web-a-thon�? with a goal to raise enough cash – $500,000 – to send a care package to every U.S. armed service unit stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan in time for July 4th.

The brain child of Melanie Morgan, of Move America Forward, Michelle Malkin, renowed blogger, and the good folks at UStream, the web-a-thon boasts an impressive line-up of talk radio personalities and others participating in this effort to support our military, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dr Laura Schlessinger, Ollie North, Monica Crowley, Ann Coulter, Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, actor Kelsey Grammer, and Five for Fighting’s John Ondrasik.

They’ll be joined by NBC’s designated “America’s Favorite Mom�? Patti Patton-Bader (mother of two sons in the military including one stationed in Iraq right now). Also participating will be an array of military bloggers; interviews with troops in the field and their families stateside; a host of other notable people including Marcus Luttrell, former Navy SEAL and author of “Lone Survivor”; and a special report from the office of Gen. David Petraeus, the architect of “the surge�? which has helped stabilize Iraq. Guests will appear via Skype or webcam, some during their radio shows.

Our favorite blue star mom, Beth, says this about the impact events like this can have on our deployed men and women:

“Its exciting that so many in the blogging community – as well as the rest of the country – are taking up this cause for our soldiers in harms way. I know from my own experience how much it means to the soldiers to have something for them at ‘mail call’. My son has been good about giving a couple of churches names of soldiers in his units that don’t get packages regularly and those churches have made sure those soldiers get packages. I know that there are many others who are doing the same thing.”

“There is so much negative press that its good for our soldiers to get the message from the many, many people who care that the vast majority of Americans are behind them 100% regardless of skewed polls and main stream media propaganda. We do care and this is a great way to make sure that our soldiers get that message loud and clear.”

So how can you participate?

You can watch the web-a-thon live right here at Right Pundits as well as many blogs and websites around the internet! You can also purchase care packages right now, right here, both in advance and during the web-a-thon. Buy early and often!

From the Front Lines – Livestream

From the Front Lines Web-a-thon Chat