A Bumper Sticker isn’t Enough

Support Our Troops is a website that collects links to all sorts of support organizations that do various things to support the troops, disabled veterans, and service families. I don’t know that every one of them is valid, or which one you might be moved to support. I know it is important to do something.

Here one I’ve supported, and I think is worthy of your consideration. Fisher House has been around awhile. The first Pr. Bush attended the dedication in June of 1991. Here’s a quote from their website:

Fisher House™ Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

There is at least one Fisher House™ at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House™ program serves more than 10,000 families, and have made available nearly three million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House.

This PDF brochure will provide more details. The families being helped are already forever changed by the war.

Don’t stand on the sidelines. These are our warriors, they deserve our support. Find a way to get involved. Volunteer your time, make a donation, help a family directly. The Christmas season is a good time to start.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
–John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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