Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thank you to our military and their families

Without the U. S. military, we wouldn't have our freedoms and the plenty we'll share today.

Hundreds of thousands of our men and women are serving all of the world today, often in very dangerous circumstances, to protect us from the likes of the terrorists who've wrecked havoc in Mumbai.

Give thanks for their service and the sacrifices of their families.

Please consider ways you can directly express your thanks.

Operation Valor is one way to do that. It's site is here where you'll read:

Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of laptops and other technology for severely wounded service members. As of November 2008, Valour-IT has distributed over 2700 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country, and is now expanding its mission to include other technology that supports physical and psychological recovery.

Valour-IT accepts donations in any amount to support our mission, but also offers a sponsorship option for laptops. An individual or organization may sponsor a wounded soldier by completely funding the cost of a laptop and continuing to provide that soldier with personal support and encouragement throughout recovery. This has proved to be an excellent project for churches, groups of coworkers or friends, and members of community organizations such Boy Scouts.

Originally Valour-IT provided the voice-controlled software that accompanies the laptops, but now works closely with the Department of Defense Computer/electronic Accommodations Program (CAP): CAP supplies the adaptive software and Valour-IT provides the laptop.

In addition, DoD caseworkers serve as Valour-IT’s “eyes and ears” at several medical centers, identifying patients in need of laptops and other technological support for their recovery.

Wounded military personnel can also directly request a laptop through the sign-up form or through the Valour-IT/Soldiers' Angels representatives at the following medical centers:

* Balboa Naval Hospital

* Brooke Army Medical Center

* Madigan Regional Medical Center

* National Naval Medical Center (Bethesda Naval Hospital)

* Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton

* Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital (29 Palms)

* Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Project Valor is part of Soldiers' Angels whose Web site you can visit here.

Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ


Anonymous said...

I have nothing against Project Valor or our military. This criticism is aimed at you and others who wicker on about how we are free because of our military.

The Revolutionary War was the only war ever fought for American freedom, and that didn't work out too well...

The Civil war was the final deciding conflict for liberty vs totalitarianism. I don't have to tell you which side won... and that's a fact.