Friday, November 11, 2011
Today is Veteran's Day here in the United States and even though I'm as anti-war as they come, I still have a deep respect for the courageous men and women who have fought in our armed forces throughout decades of wars. I was glued to the The History Channel's Vietnam in HD series last night for several hours (sobbing like a child through about half of it!) and learned that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is trying to raise money for an Education Center at the heart wrenchingly beautiful Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC (pictured above), collecting photographs of all the 58,000 men and women who died in this futile war, represented now in name only. All gifts to this fund pledged TODAY will be matched. Click here for more information.
To give aid to disabled veterans of all our history's wars, visit the site for the Disabled American Veteran Charitable Service Trust (given a high rating by Charity Navigator for appropriating funds directly to their cause).