I was reading an article about the Fort Hood shootings today and this line made me pause:
"Other unarmed soldiers in the area also began to sprint toward the gunfire."
Most people would run away.
I am always humbled and awed by the bravery of our volunteer soldiers.
As Veteran's day comes up this week, do something-
Donate to a Wounded Warrior Charity, sign up to send a care package to a solider, go up to someone in uniform and say "Thank You", just do something to show these men and women some appreciation.
Here are some ideas:
http://www.soldiersangels.com/ - adopt a soldier and send a care package once a month. You can do this for less around $20 to $25 a package including postage. 1900 soldiers need adopting!
http://remind.org/ - The Bob Woodruff Foundation provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=531 - A listing of other charities that help the troops