Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Corps and me

11/10 is coming up and I share that day of creation with our own U.S. Marine Corps!

Regardless of who sits in the White House, or which party is currently guiding the U.S. nation, the men and women of our armed forces stand ready to serve.  My dad served in the Air Force in Vietnam, my step father served in the Navy and Coast Guard,  and my youngest brother served in the Marine Corps.  Needless to say I have a lot of respect for those who serve, the difficult tasks we give to our armed forces to perform, and the ultimate sacrifice we ask others to pay on behalf of our nation.

With Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the holidays in general coming I'd like to point you to a couple charities that you may not be aware of:

There is a Marine Corps charity that is nearing its goal of $25k.  In a nutshell they purchase electronics equipment to help Marines wounded in combat.

In addition, the Wounded Warrior Project aids our injured men and women returning home from service.

For those in the Seattle area, the Union Gospel Mission could really use additional help especially as we head into winter.

I am sure that wherever you are, there may be a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or an organization you trust that would benefit from your donation of time, food, clothing, or finances.

I won't lie to you and say by giving it has changed my life, or that somehow giving has made me magically a better person.

I give, because its not about me at all.

Semper Fi Marines!
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