Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Veteran's Day 2015
"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow of the man who leads that gains the victory." General George Patton
There will be parades today and special ceremonies. Government offices may be closed but there are many organizations that think of our veterans throughout the year. One of the projects our family supports is Wounded Warrior Project. There are local fundraisers we contribute to every year. Our former neighbor, a young man of only 24, suffered a serious foot injury in Afghanistan more than three years ago. He's still has some surgeries scheduled to improve his mobility. Our local branch of Wounded Warriors has helped him with his housing needs since his rehab and many medical procedures makes it impossible for him to hold a full time job. And there are many warriors out there with much more serious issues. You can check the WWP site for events in your local area.
"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." Theodore Roosevelt
As the holiday seasons approach, I hope you find it in your heart to help out a veteran is some way. This is more than a day off work or a day to complain of no mail.
Do you support veteran's in any way? Are there veterans in your family or circle of friends?
I'm going to finish this day off by reading more short stories for the IWSG anthology. It would be so much easier if they all weren't so good!