I would like to mention an organization that is near and dear to my heart: the USO.
I served in the Navy during the Vietnam era and found the USO a home away from home. The USO has been a pillar of support for our troops as they fought, and continue to fight, in some of the most desolate and dangerous places on earth.
The USO has launched an initiative to aid in the recovery of the 50,000 men and women who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the thousands more who are suffering from the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress.
The USO receives no funds from the government, only donations from people like you and me, so please donate. The address is The USO, PO Box 96860, Washington, D.C., 20077-7677.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village