Old Glory

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our unseen heroes

We are all about making sure our troops know we appreciate them and we are supporting them now more than ever we see this on a daily basis.  There are some "unseen" heroes that don't get the same type of recognition and/or support and appreciation that our troops receive.  To me, those "unseen" heroes are the spouses and families.  They sacrifice so much of their lives to support their Marine/Soldier and if their Marine/Soldier is injured they are the ones that are the main caregivers and continuing to fight this war on the home front.  My heart goes out to all of these heroes seen and unseen and I want to bring attention not only to them, but also a group of volunteers that are helping these young men and women and their families move on after becoming a Wounded Warrior.  Please take the time to check out this link "Homes for Our Troops" at http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer?pagename=MarshallKennedy and listen to one of our local Marines, SGT Kennedy and his wife's story.  You will be touched.  We are joining the effort to build this home for this Wounded Warrior as well as many others throughout Tyson and in our community.  It is heart warming to see how much love and appreciation is out there for these young men and women as well as their families.
During this holiday season let's not just pick up a gift, but give of your time.  Obviously financial support is always needed, but not everyone is blessed enough to do that, but we can all give some of our time to help.  I would imagine nearly every community has organizations that could use volunteer workers or help with fundraisers, etc.
If you have children, what a great way to teach them the gift of giving of yourself above receiving a toy or a new outfit.  Show them by example how we can support our Troops while they are deployed and when they return home.  I guarantee you will not only give them a lesson they will forever remember, but one that will help them in their years to come.
Thank you and God bless this charity "Homes for Our Troops".

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