Friday, April 22, 2011

Ride Accross America for Wounded Warrior Project

I am doing what I think is a first for the blog and putting information on here about donating to something.  It isn't that I don't support many vairried issues.  I do.  It just seems that it might alientate you, the reader, if I am constantly pitching worthy causes.

However, this one is different.  The Wounded Warrior project started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members that has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to back to civilian life.  Have whatever opinions you wish about the US's military actions around the world, there is no denying the extreme sacrifice the men and women in military service make to allow us to do things like blog, drive 75 in a 55 zone, read blogs, worship how we want, vote for who we want to, gripe about Mike Bobo on the Dawg Vent, drink bourbon, speak up against injustices where ever we find them, travel freely to Athens to watch football, or vehemently deride the brave people that are out fighting for your right to do so.  For that reason, I think this is an appropriate opportunity to encourage your support.

Jason Rogers, a guy I grew up with (long story, cousins of cousins sort of thing), served in the US Air Force for 7 years and moved home to Waycross after that service.  Jason is currently riding his bike across the US, leaving San Diego last week bound for Saint Simons.  You can follow his progress here and the Facebook page here

If you are interested, you can support the Wounded Warrior Project through the Coast to Coast ride.

Good luck Jason.  If you live on his route and see him passing through, give him a Go Dawgs for me.

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