Sunday, November 11, 2012

For Veterans Day, Let's Join Forces for Our Troops

On Veterans Day, I would like to thank all members of the armed forces, past and present, for their service. More than that, I'd like to do something to truly welcome them home.

Here are two ways: Joining Forces and The Gary Sinise Foundation.

I invite you to join me in supporting Joining Forces, "a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned."

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden champion this initiative.

To learn more about Joining Forces, CLICK HERE


Also of interest is the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Currently starring in "CSI: New York," many of you will remember that Gary, who is an actor, writer, director and producer, played Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump," but his commitment to serving "our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need" was born in his family's deep military ties.

After September 11th, Gary intensified his efforts to be a "citizen of action," from working with the USO to entertain the troops, to assisting wounded veterans rebuild their lives, to building schools for children affected by war worldwide, and so much more. His involvement is quite impressive (check the link) and his foundation is very much worth your support.

The Gary Sinise Foundation: CLICK HERE

And thank you for your service, Dad.

Top row, second from left: James A. Thompson Sr., Tuskegee Airman, with his comrades