(I'm putting up this Wednesday Hero post early, as we will be gone this week to see Dustin graduate from Army training! :)
This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Malinda
69-year-old Bert Brady has never stepped foot in Iraq or Afghanistan, yet many soldiers who have know who he is and appreciate what he's done for them. You see, for the past year Mr. Brady has made a trip to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport nearly every morning to welcome home returning American troops. Bert Brady, along with fellow veterans, is a member of the Welcome Home a Hero program. They make sure that every soldier who steps off a plane in Dallas gets a special homecoming. Brady shows up each day with the goal of making soldiers feel appreciated and proud of their service. He's often joined by veterans of the Vietnam and Korean wars who did not get a warm reception when they returned from battle. "We are not going to forget them like a lot of Vietnam soldiers have been forgotten," Brady said. "We are not going to forget the soldiers of today." To read more about Bert Brady, you can go to ABCnews.com
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. To find out more about Wednesday Hero, you can go here.
And Sunni Kay passed on the information about thisJuly 28, 2007 7:30 a.m.— 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk/Children’s Fun Run
Hero’s run is being organized by the family members of U.S. Army Captain Travis Patriquin. Travis was killed on December 06, 2006 in Ramadi, Iraq along side Marine Major Megan McClung and Army Gunner Vincent VJ Pomante, by a roadside bomb. Travis left behind 3 beautiful children and a wife. Travis, was the creator of “How to Win in Al Anbar” PowerPoint. This PowerPoint has made its move up to the White House. In honor of Travis, Megan and Vincent we have organized the HEROES RUN, a 5K, 1.5mile walk and Children’s Fun Run benefiting the Travis Patriquin Family Memorial Fund and the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund.
(Again, please go check out more about this here)
And pass the word along!
As I said above, we're gone this week, so the blog will be quiet. Wishing everyone
And this is a great graphic a friend made,