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Please support the Wounded Warrior Program- its a good way to say “thank you”

email from Steven Nardizzi
Executive Director
Wounded Warrior Project

Veterans Day is an important holiday. It is a day set aside for Americans to honor and pay respect to our brave, patriotic veterans — men and women who have made extraordinary sacrifices for our safety and freedom. Unfortunately, many discount the day’s true meaning, viewing it as just a day off from work or an opportunity for store sales.

Honoring Veterans Today and Every Day

I would like to send a special thank you to everyone who sent a message of gratitude to injured warriors.

Your messages have been shared with these warriors on a special WWP message board.

But as a supporter of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), you show your appreciation for America’s veterans every day — and, for that, you have my heartfelt gratitude.

Today, I ask that you celebrate these brave heroes by offering them a small token of your appreciation: a simple thank you for their service. A sincere “thank you” and a handshake from a passerby can mean the world to a veteran, young or old.

One of the most important things to remember is that thousands of U.S. families still have loved ones in harm’s way. These warriors should never be forgotten — and they never will with WWP supporters like you by their side.

So, on this special day — and on behalf of all the U.S. service members you are helping — I want to thank you for honoring veterans all through the year.

With many thanks on this day of honor,

Steven Nardizzi
Executive Director
Wounded Warrior Project

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As we begin Veterans Day/Week 2011, we say “Thank You” to the men and woman of our armed services and suggest that it is time for all to “step up” and find ways to support our Veterans. To often we say “thank you for your service” and then do nothing more. Please think about supporting various Veterans groups with donations, food, clothing and moral support. The have “Earned” it and we “Owe” it to them.

In the late summer of 1967, I was on my way back to Basic Training at Fort Dix, N.J. I was in New York City and an older couple came up to me and said “Thank You” for serving and then gave me $ 20 to enjoy a dinner on them. The gentleman said he served in the Korean War and understands and appreciates what men and woman in uniform go through. I said thank you, enjoyed a great dinner and to this day, remember their kind gesture.

On this Veterans Day/Week, our family will support the Wounded Warriors program, an American Legion Post and will provide moral support and friendship to Afghanistan Veterans. On 11/11/11, I will also continue to remember that couple and honor them by buying dinner for soldiers in uniform. I will ask them to do the same thing, 5, 10, 20 and 40 years later.

May God Bless our troops and provide our leaders with the courage and strength to do what is Right and what is Just.

Please always remember – FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

What are YOU doing to HELP?

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