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…