Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reminder of reasons

The Wall

"While in DC I saw some incredible memorials and thought about all the sacrifices that have been made to make this country what it is. Yeah things are not perfect but the translation for Utopia is "No place"

If you can, try to visit DC sometime in the future. Walking these streets and seeing the monuments and memorials, you realize that we live in the shadow of great men. Men that truly believed in the idea of America and fought, and sacrificed, in order to breath life into that idea.

Those morals are carried on today by our Armed Forces that fight and sacrifice so much that we may live comfortably."

The above is a direct copy from the description I posted in my Youtube video about my stay in DC.

The reason I am posting it here is to remind all that this ride, this blog isn't just a chronicling of my experiences in America. It is a fundraiser in order to say thanks for all that the Armed forces have done and sacrificed in order to help preserve our freedom.

The past week+ the fundraising part has been stagnant. I don't place and blame or disappointment on anyone. I understand some are not able to give financially. I also understand some may be waiting until the journey is complete to donate.

But if you are straddling the fence about whether you should or shouldn't donate just think about what life is like on the other side of the fence. Our troops don't have family with them when they are deployed. Some may only have their pictures and memories. Some can get online but not all. They may not be able to shower everyday or eat their favorite food. They can't hug their loved one or sleep in their own bed. The reason they can't do that is because if these few didn't sacrifice their luxeries we could all lose ours.

Unknown Soldier

By donating a few dollars, $1, $5, $25, etc. you aren't saying you support the war or are against it. It isn't about that, it is about supporting our troops.

Korean War

If you are able to give a few dollars and are willing to do so click here. Bear in mind I make no financial gain from any monies earned through donations. All money is given in full to Fisher House Organization.

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