Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Our wounded warriors....

I'm looking for ways to help our wounded soldiers and happened upon this site. Haven't checked it out completely, but will........
Wounded Warrior Project
Check it out, we can donate time, money, or both. It breaks my heart that these guys come back to very little media attention, their lives changed forever. They deserve more.

5 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

A few years ago when my son was returning from his first 12 month tour of Iraq I called these folks at WWP and was very impressed with the wounded combat veteran that I spoke to. He talked to me about the effects of combat stress and offered to fly my son to their facility/program. My son chose not to participate.

Part of the problem that returning combat veterans face is how the military (company officers and noncoms) does not support them - often heckling young veterans with combat stress. Many of these young warriors are sent back to the battle field with prescriptions for antidepressants.

Tha administration's Iraq policies and strategies have caused a very abusive situation to exist in the military. I think that the Walter Reed situation and other news agencies are bringing these sad stories to light.

Let's pray for honor to be given to these valiant young soldiers and not just rhetorical sentiments.

karen said...

"Let's pray for honor to be given to these valiant young soldiers and not just rhetorical sentiments."

Absolutely.
I'm also looking into the USO...I'd like to see closer into what's happening.

NoVA Dad said...

I'm always amazed at the wonderful ways that people have developed to support the troops who come home. One of the former interns in an office I worked in a few years ago developed and single-handedly implemented a contribution program at her college for donations of everything imaginable to distribute to the wounded servicemen/women at Walter Reed Hospital. She wasn't expecting a whole lot at first, and was floored when there was an overwhelming response. The photos she sent later of everything delivered to Walter Reed were phenomenal.

Don R said...

Karen- Thanks for telling me about WWP. I had heard something about it, but hadn't visited the site. I made a donation and got a T-Shirt. I have a Marine in the family. I know I would want folks to know about this worthy organization. Semper Fi!

Paige said...

Wow. They fight for us, they die for us and yet US fail them in time of need.