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It's Hug A Veteran Day!

flagIt's too bad we need the government to declare a specific day for veterans..we should be thanking them each and every day! If you're not in close enough proximity to give 'em a hug..a phone call with a big thank you works too. I come from a long line of veterans..my Grandpa Andy served in World War I, my dad was in World War II, and my brother Tim served in Vietnam.  I guess I'm sending them a blog hug to say thanks today! (Would you call that a blug?) I could write a lot of sappy stuff about freedom and sacrifice..but that's been said by so many others in much better ways than I could. So I'll just say "thanks much." I would also like to give a plug to a couple great veterans charities. Badger Honor Flight transports vets to Washington D.C. to see their war memorials. Right now priority is being given to the World War II vets because..frankly we don't have much time left.  Find out more about this great organization, and donate cash or volunteer here. Guitars for Vets is based in Milwaukee. It helps vets deal with post-traumatic stress by providing them with free acoustic guitars and music instruction. The idea is to help them regain joy that the trauma has robbed from them, through the healing power of music. I'm not sure if there is a program like it in Madison, but you can find out more about the Milwaukee program here. They're always looking for donations of guitars and cash.

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