An Idea…

A “save the date” postcard showed up this week for the sixth annual Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund dinner and auction. My family has attended this dinner/auction for about four years now. We have had the privilege of sitting with, and honoring, troops that have served our country in Afghanistan and Iraq. As well, we honor the families left behind by fallen soldiers. Each year, I go into the dinner with a sense of reverence, sadness and anger. I always seem to end the evening in a state of awe at the sacrifices these men, women and their families have made for our country. Ask my wife, Bianca, I usually want to run through a brick wall for these soldiers after one of these dinners.

Reasons for the wars, right or wrong, I just do not care to discuss. The reasons are not, ultimately, important when it comes to supporting these brave men and women. These soldiers and their families have been called upon, they answered and now the country’s citizens need to be showing our support of their sacrifice.

The Lightbulb Went Off

Last year, while attending the dinner, it struck me that more soldiers, vets and their families might appreciate being there. How about this idea for the next dinner?

Anyone want to purchase dinner tickets (or a table) and donate it for use by just soldiers and their families?

Drop a comment if you are interested in this idea or simply fill out this contact form. I am also thinking of having some kind of arrangement or token of appreciation at each place setting, but I am not in the least creative, in that direction. So, if you have an idea there, too…

2 Responses to An Idea…

  1. My husband and I were honored to attend the FWSF dinner invited by Mr. Phillips. We listened to Marcus Luttrell share the experiences he had with his Seal brothers. Heartbreaking and humbling. We attended last years dinner and hosted a table that included 3 OIF/OEF 173rd Airborne (detached), in Vicenza, Italy. They served with our son, one is now a paralyzed from the waist down from from a memorable battle in Helmand Provence, A-Stan, May 3, 2005. Tyler Wilson, Andy Elliott, Joseph Mathews, are amazing indiviual who love our country. Tyler flew from Colorado to be attend the event. This year… We have one of those soldiers attending with us, Andy and his wife Jen. Also our table will include 2 Gold Star families, besides ourselves, and 1 Blue Star/Purple Heart family. Our table is a good representation of a normal families who have paid much for the sake of freedom. We all look forward to seeing Sebastian, his book and movie were about our 173rd Sons… God Bless Him for all he does for our military and telling an honest unbiased story of their lives in war. We look forward to this years event.

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