Supporting Our Wounded Warriors ... Our American Treasures
Very cool Archive Video of Walter Reed AMC. Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Hosp have now merged. (see video below).
We don't do enough for our Wounded Warriors. They are our National Treasures and have given their all and then some for our country. For the last several years, Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has been going to Walter Reed AMC and Bethesda Naval Hospital (now being consolidated as the National Medical Center) as part of our Operation Teddy Bear. We visit the troopers and their families, bring them gifts, phone cards, teddy bears and do our best to show them America loves them and America cares.
This new section on our website will feature our Wounded Warriors as permission permits. The idea is that featuring one Warrior represents all Warriors and we hope it will bring more visibility to the American public about the needs of our Wounded and the challenges they face and the love, care, respect and help they need.
Wounded Warriors will need vast financial resources as they move into their civilian lives. Their injuries have created enormous physical and psychological challenges. They need love and help now: we ask their favorite celebrities to pitch in and send notes and make calls or send souvenirs the Warriors will enjoy; we visit the Wounded Warriors with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders and bring teddy bears, phone cards and gifts; and we can always use donations to buy extra phone cards, teddy bears and other goodies they can use or enjoy or their children can enjoy. You can also make donations to the families to help with future needs and we will get specific information for you. Thanks also to one of our long-time supporters, Tamber Norton, we are creating a links page as resources for the Warriors and their families. Thanks to our new recruit, Lynne Gilbert, for becoming a great helper to find celebs who will spend time and send gifts to our Wounded!
Some friends of AaSP wrote the song below for Rutgers University football star, Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a football game. It seems appropriate for our Wounded Warriors. This is not a commercial song but rather proceeds will go to Eric's care and recuperation. Hopefully, this will be inspirational for our Warriors and their families. Used with permission from 3D Rock Band.