I was looking for organizations that help veterans because I just felt drawn to help out myself. My father and three brothers have all served, and I would have as well if I had been able to. My eyesight is not very good though, so I had to contribute in different ways. I have been pen pals with dozens of servicemen and women, and I have organized card drives for various holidays so they know how much we appreciate what they do. I still wanted to do more though, especially to help those who have come back scarred from what they have seen in the different war zones.
Thankfully, my father and brothers all lead productive lives now that their military service is behind them, but they have told me about fellow soldiers who have not been so lucky. It is easy to understand why some of them come home emotionally scarred after hearing of some of the things they have seen over there. Continue reading