Who’s YOUR Hero?
Back when we were a brand-spankin’ new blog, we brought to your attention ReMIND.org, a program from the Bob Woodruff Foundation that educates the public about the unique needs of veterans and their families as they return home and reintegrate into their communities.
Approximately 1.65 million men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since these wars began and this weekend, ReMIND.org is doing their best to raise $1.65 million – a dollar per soldier – to show their support of our returning veterans.
How can you help? It’s simple! Tweet your support. If you are already on Twitter, use the hash mark #tweettoremind to send Tweets from Friday, May 22 thru Memorial Day, May 25. Say you don’t Tweet? Tweet to ReMIND is asking people to answer the simple question: who is YOUR hero?
I’ve got plenty of heroes in my life right now. My husband, who gave it his all during his deployment and continues to do so each and every day as we juggle this crazy life of ours. Our kiddos, who were so brave while their beloved Daddy was gone and wow me every day. My dear friend, coming out of surgery for early stage breast cancer as I type this. Another dear friend, who is surviving her cancer longer than anyone would have predicted. All my girls over here at Left Face, who take life’s lemons and make some fine lemonade. My own mama, who inspires me daily with her curiosity and openness to new things, even at age 75 when she could be sitting back and relaxing.
This Memorial Day, who are your heroes? Twitter, blog or give us a comment – let’s all celebrate those we admire.