Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wound Warrior Project

My blog is about my ancestors who answered the call when asked by our Country.  They went off to war, they did their duty, not all of them came home.  Today men and women are answering that same call to defend our Country.  Unlike the Civil War, a large proportion of these men and women are coming home physically and mentally broken.  I said broken because that is what happens to soldiers in a war; there is no PC way of describing it.  Their lives have been unalterably changed but they won’t give up.  The Wounded Warrior Project’s goal is to help wounded veterans rebuild their lives.  Their mission statement says it all

“To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.”  

The WWP have a number of different ways to donate.  I chose to give 19 dollars a month on my debit card.  That is a cup of coffee everyday on the way to work.  So now every morning, I bring coffee from home.  That is the least I can do considering what these men and women have done for us.   
President Abraham Lincoln ended his second Inaugural Address with: ““With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”



President Lincoln’s words are just as meaningful today as they were Two Hundred and Forty-Eight years ago. 
                I am not affiliated with or receive any type of financial remuneration from the Wounded Warrior Project. 

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