Stand Up For Heroes

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    I went to a benefit show for this organization the other night. It raises funds for the Bob Woodruff Foundation. For those of you who remember, Bob Woodruff is the reporter who was severely injured by an IED at the start of the Iraq War. He's made an amazing recovery and he and his phenomenal wife, Lee, instead of focusing on their own suffering, took the tragedy of what happened and have turned it into an amazing effort to help our injured troops.

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    I've already done my bit for this organization this week. Since today is Veteran's Day, I hope some of you will consider making a gift to this worthy charity in honor of those who served.

    Thanks. I usually don't shill for charities, but I thought today was apropos for this one.
     
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    from the show the other night

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LliLpmgnbyM]Bruce Springsteen Sprit in the Night "Stand up for Heroes" 11:9:11 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I completely agree. It is one thing to be grateful, it is another to show our gratitude practically.... if you can't give money, give time. There are thousands of vets in need of support.
     
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    we don't do enough for our soldiers when they come home.

    and forgetting them when they come home wounded is a tragedy.
     
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    I made my donation at the beginning of the year. 28 grand to the IRS.
     
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    It's better than it used to be, but, you are right. It's not enough. Americans spend ridiculous amounts of money on crap for Christmas, Thanksgiving and any other excuse... and we're real quick to say we're grateful... we should show our gratitude instead.
     
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    Yes we should show our graditude and we should fund the government programs for them fully and make sure any new need is met without anyone having to run a private program to get them what they need.


    If you are willing to send them in harms way you better fucking be ready to FUND any and every need the returning vets will have.


    The right has refused to do this my entire life.
     
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    Idiot.

    Right. There is no VA, for example.
     
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    Then why does their needs have to be met with fundraisers?
     
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    negged for politicizing a nonpolitical thread.
     

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