July 4th: Support Our Troops

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

(Fully lyrics here)

Do something to support our “heroes proved In liberating strife”. One way is to go here. If you are a reader of CPT Chuck Ziegenfuss’s blog From My Position … On the Way”, then you know that this brave and inspiring soldier was recently wounded and is now back in the states. One of his friends had this post on his blog. Here’s part of it:

Today I saw my friend in a hospital bed in pain.

Today as we drove around Walter Reed I saw men on crutches, mending wounds.

Today I saw men who were missing an arm or a leg or both.

Today I saw a portion of what it costs others, so that I and people like me, can sit in my comfy chair and bitch about the price of gas.

So that I don’t have to worry about explosions in my back yard or if the car behind me is full of C4.

Today I saw that they are doing their part and more.


Read it all. Then, do something specific and real this weekend to support our troops.