Started by: United Service Organizations
"The United States is a nation at war. Thanks to improvements in battlefield medicine and the use of body armor, men and women are surviving wounds that would have been fatal in earlier wars.
While they have survived, their severe injuries have turned their lives--and the lives of their families--upside down, sometimes involving many surgeries, years of therapy and a lifetime of support.
But at home, support for those who have returned forever changed by war remains incomplete. The government provides first-class medical care for these men and women. But it is up to the nation to provide a first-class support network to ensure these patriots are given the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.
That's why the USO is making a special effort to help our wounded warriors rejoin civilian society through education, training, advocacy and emotional and medical support. We owe tremendous gratitude to Americans who serve in uniform, especially those who have been injured during their duties overseas.
Thank our wounded warriors for their sacrifices by supporting the USO right now and take the pledge."
Want to send your support to a soldier in harm's way, but have no idea of what to send, who to send it to, or how to send it:
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We didn't have much time today, but we installed the seat base on the old exerciser, and then stapled the vinyl seat cover in place over the foam. We used a powerful electric stapler.
While we had the cord strung out there, we trimmed the hedge, with the electric hedge trimmer. It had started to grow more on one end. Maybe we need to look at the underground water system, and find out if it is blocked somewhere.
Then we took the latest little white toaster oven out of my kitchen and put back the large black toaster/convection oven in it's place. The little toaster oven wasn't much good as an oven, it would burn the tops, even if I put foil over the food. I was having to crank up my great big microwave/convection oven for one item. The little white toaster oven made great toast, but I have a regular toaster, and a Black and Decker flat under-cabinet toaster, too, and that one is nice to make toasted sandwiches! For someone who only eats two slices of bread a day, it was overkill! The big black one will take just about any size dish, but I just don't like that black appliance in my all white kitchen.
Maybe I will come across a nice big white toaster oven one day.