Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mile Marker: Wounded Warrior Project

First up in the line of events: The Bellator Wounded Warrior 5K Run in Virginia Beach on Saturday, March 27, 2010.

The race flyer states, "The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members." For more information or to donate, go to and click on the red "Donate Now" button.

I can't think of a better way to inaugurate these activities than to thank all of the veterans of our proud country's military services for the freedoms they help protect, and in this case, to express gratitude and support to those who have been severely injured in the course of their service to the United States.

For this cause, I will train for and participate in the race, write about my progress here, and post thoughts about the freedoms our "Wounded Warriors" protect.

I look forward to your responses, listing the name of a friend or loved one, your own "Wounded Warrior," who was severely injured in the course of service to our country, along with a note about the positive way in which this individual impacted your life.


  1. My uncle Edward Oliver Jenkins came home from WWII unable to get out of bed for more than a year. He was a physical and mental wreck. Then, slowly, he struggled back to life, married, raised a family and founded a highly successful business in Houston, Texas. Essentially a pacifist, he volunteered to go into the military indignant at what Hitler was doing to the Jews and Poles. He cared enough to give up a piece of his life in order to help right a wrong.

  2. Thank you, Joanna, for letting me know about your Uncle Edward Oliver Jenkins' courage and sacrifice!


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