A Day of Reflection
More than 180,000 U.S. troops are currently stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, sacrificing their lives to keep America safe. This Independence Day, while we’re out watching fireworks and going to cookouts with loved ones, our thoughts, prayers and thanks should be with the brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way every day to stand up for peace. Over the holiday weekend, the chances are pretty good that you’ll cross paths with at least one or more veterans. I encourage you to show respect and give him or her thanks. In my mind, there’s just not enough we can do for these heroes.
Back in October of last year, I had the honor of emceeing an event for Iraq Star, an organization that provides reconstructive surgery to soldiers returning from the war. The event is appropriately called A Night of Honour, and it meant a great deal for Robin and me to be a part of it. I also visited the newly built Fisher House in Los Angeles, which provides housing to veterans and family members of veterans who are receiving treatment at nearby military medical centers. I encourage you to learn more about supporting our troops, including the work of Fisher House and Iraq Star — if only to make their services known to all service men and women out there, and let them know that we are here for them, and we are grateful.