Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day 2013 and Wounded Warrior


Hello everyone.  

I make it no secret that I am an Army Veteran.  Many of my friends are as well – plus some have served in other branches.  Hell, one of my best friends in the world, dating all the way back to Basic Training, is still in – and just offered me the honor of pinning his CW4 on him next year (Congrats again Gordie).

It is for that reason, plus as a way to show my humble thanks to others, that I will continually support many of the organizations that assist or Military and its Veterans.

We have done so several times in the past

but this Memorial Day Weekend, I wanted to focus on the Wounded Warrior Project.

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)  serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

Sept. 11 also served as a stimulus for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan and other regions in support of the Global War on Terror. Operation New Dawn refers to the conclusion of operations in Iraq beginning September 1, 2010 and ending December 15, 2011.

For WWP, there is a distinct difference between members and alumni; the term alumni indicates a mutual shared experience and denotes your place in an organization was earned. There are no dues here - those were paid by wearing the uniform and on the battlefield.  Read More Here…..

Memorial Day

I get it folks – Times are tough.  But imagine how much tougher it is for these brave Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines – these same people who have sacrificed so much.Wounded Warrior

If you can spare even a few bucks – it goes a long long way.

Please visit HERE and Donate Now.

Besides, if my son (James Bell) can support the Wounded Warrior Project, then you can an least throw a dollar their way.  Another great friend (and fellow Veteran) once showed me how far a few dollars can go.

Have a Safe and Fun Memorial Day Weekend – and thanks to all who have not been forgotten.

Me – it looks like James will be taking me to the CoMO Hooters…..he says “I earned it”



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