On a slightly different note…
The United States is now involved in the longest single military engagement in its history. It goes without saying that repeated and extended tours of duty have placed a heavy burden on our military personnel, some of whom return home with debilitating injuries, if they come home at all. I have been asked by many rod builders if there is any way they can show their support for those in active service or who have recently served in the conflict.
As a member of a family with a proud military heritage (my grandfather served in WWI and my dad was one of the first naval aviators to fly and land jets from aircraft carriers), this is something I take very seriously. Therefore I highly recommend either of the two programs listed here:
Project Healing Waters
There are certainly other valid and worthwhile programs for our Nationâ€™s veterans, but you can be confident in the validity and conduct of the above two – both are fully accredited with the Veteranâ€™s Affairs Administration and are happy to provide full disclosure of their financial/service records to any interested party.
Bottom line – itâ€™s easy to say that you â€œsupport the troops.â€ But talk is cheap. If you really care, check into the above mentioned programs or mail a donation to your local VA Hospital (my favorite means of support) via this link:
There is a quick-find VA Hospital locater for each state along with simple directions for how to donate. Your veterans will appreciate your support.