"Thank you for your service."
It's a statement given by many, bland and generic. We stand up at sporting events and acknowledge those who fought and died, pat ourselves on the back, then sit back down.
22 veterans commit suicide every day. Countless more suffer from physical injuries, or debilitating conditions like PTSD. In this context, "Thank you for your service" is a hollow sentiment.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a fantastic organization doing real work to help our veterans. Their purpose:
- To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid to the needs of the injured service members.
- To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
This week, for every paperback book sold I will donate $5 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Our veterans deserve more than just applause at a sporting event, or a kind word and a smile. Click on the books below to help.
Don't want to buy a book? You can donate directly to the Wounded Warrior Project here.