Those willing to go to fight for others are some of the bravest and selfless people I have ever met, but most we will never know. Honoring these individuals with specific days and fireworks is great, but what is really needed are services to help them with their issues when they come back home to us. Whether that is the need for jobs, service dogs, physical or mental therapy, their fight might not be over, and may actually just beginning.
I'm doing the Pat Tillman Run to support his foundation, to honor his memory, and to help those who have the courage to fight for freedom, and now need us to fight for them.
Need an incentive?
If I raise $250 I will wear a 20lb weight vest as an added burden.
If I raise $500 I will wear a 50lb ruck.
If somehow we get to $1,000...I'll break out a rogue sled and drag some weight all in the name of charity.
4.2 miles is nothing compared to the road many others will haul.