Sunday, March 30, 2008

Welcome Home Troops

I spent part of Saturday, March 29, at the San Diego VA Medical Center, participating as a Soldiers' Angels representative in the 1st Annual Welcome Home Event for our military heroes returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Many organizations had volunteers onsite, such as Wounded Warrior Project, Navy Safe Harbor, and Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. It was heartwarming to see so many resources aligning themselves to help support our armed services homecoming, with volunteers visiting each other's tables and exchanging information to better inform the troops. It was also rewarding to finally meet many fellow Soldiers' Angels whom I have known only through e-mail prior to yesterday.

New Marine Corps graduates, retired veterans, and different volunteer groups, including Soldiers Angels, were interviewed by internet radio, linked here. Although the live broadcast was from 1:00-3:00pm during the event, the audio is not posted yet. I'll be checking back to listen, as I was a busy Angel during most of the taping and would like to hear all of the interviews.

Meanwhile, to our returning U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines ~

Welcome Home!