It’s important that we take the time to remember and honor our more then 22 million military veterans.It’s because of their selfless service and sacrifice that we live in a free country today. Tracing Veterans day back to it’s roots, U.S. President first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day (now Veterans day) will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone has family and friends who are proud veterans of our country. Saying thank you is something these men and women probably don’t hear enough and I hope we can honor and recognize them each and every day.
This Veterans day, I’m trying to do a little more than the usual and go above and beyond. It involves three things:
- The Tough Mudder Race
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Your Support
I signed up to run a 12 mile obstacle course race in February 2013. Not just any 12 mile walk/run race, but a grueling 12 mile course with every imaginable obstacle out there (seriously, view some of them here), called Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project so that each event provides support and awareness for WWP. However, I also decided to personally set a goal of raising $150 in support. That’s where you come in. This pledge will all go to The Wounded Warrior Project and I wanted to see what extra I could do to help (besides trying to just make it thru the race).
Here are a few reasons why you might consider supporting me in this:
- It goes towards a great cause and one that is largely needed
- I’ll be more motivated to train and run knowing there are other backers and supporters that have supported me in this
- There will be a special thank you for all those who donate
- And it’s tax deductible (just saying, but it is)
While it’s easy to think that if I just get 15 cents from every Facebook friend then this goal should easily be accomplished, I know that won’t be the case (also because donations can only be made in $1 increments). But I do ask that you might consider joining me in this adventure and helping me reach my $150 goal. You can donate on my race page here.
Thanks again to all our Veterans.