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Published:October 31st, 2012 13:10 EST

Dentists Offering Kids Cash For Halloween Candy To Benefit Our Warriors

By Robert Paul Reyes

"More than 1,000 dentists across the country are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy-Back program, which is run by the non-profit Operation Gratitude, U-T San Diego reported. The buy-back program offers children the opportunity to switch their extra Halloween candy for cash or coupons. Operation Gratitude then sends those candies to troops overseas -- along with other items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste."


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If I were a dentist I would reward every kid who didn`t have any cavities by giving him a huge bag of candy. I certainly wouldn`t bribe children to turn in their Halloween treats; candy is a dentist`s best friend.

I fail to understand the logic of Operation Gratitude, it`s OK for our warriors to eat enamel-destroying candy?

I guess soldiers have bigger worries, than getting a cavity or gaining a few pounds.

But I am in favor of any program that lets our troops know that we love and care about them. Holidays are a time for good cheer, and we shouldn`t forget to also spread good cheer to our brave men and women serving in the armed forces. Send a care package to a loved one in the military; let`s show our soldiers how grateful we are for their service to our country.

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