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10/22/07

Your Turn: Support Our Wounded

WE ASKED YOU TO CONSIDER THIS, AND YOU DID.  NOW IT'S YOUR TURN.

This comment comes from Jay Edwards taking his turn on ktre.com.

"While Americans debate the War in Iraq - many times more bitterly than intellectually, we have forgotten our wounded who are recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other military hospitals around the Country.  Every week plane loads of seriously wounded military arrive in the United States for medical treatment and recovery - often staying over a year in a hospital.  They arrive with few, if any, of their personal possessions.  Many are amputees who make the hospital their home-away-from-home while learning to move forward with their lives...

In 2003, the Angels of Mercy Program was founded to help these wounded men and women and their families.  The Program provides clothing suitable for rehabilitation, comfort items, and a broad range of support for young family members who have uprooted their lives to be with their loved ones at the hospital.  We need help to keep this non-political, all volunteer program going.  Our total effort is on helping those who have given so much, and letting them know their Country cares about their sacrifices.

The website www.SupportOurWounded.org contains many background details, and suggests ways Americans can help.  The Angels of Mercy Program can also be reached by phone:  (703) 938-8930.  Our wounded need your help.

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