Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Local Hero

I don’t apologize for posting this blog entry that isn’t about cars….sometimes you must go outside the lines.

Monday, March 22, 2010 we attended a fundraiser for a wounded warrior by the name of Steven Kierman. Sgt. Kierman is now retired from the USMC and located in the Fredericksburg, VA area. The fundraiser was at a local restaurant, County Fare, located near the Stafford Courthouse on the corner of Hope Rd. & Rt. 1. The restaurant is owned by a retired Marine which gives the place a neat atmosphere and the food is simple but very tasty and the service is always prompt and attentive….the Princess and I eat there often. The restaurant is usually busy but not crowded, except on Sunday morning, and then sometimes you have to wait a few minutes to be seated. Monday evening we got there about 4:45 and the place was beginning to fill up! After we were seated Jim & Linda came in and shared our table so they wouldn’t have to wait in line. We left around 5:45 and the line was almost around the side of the building! During that brief 3 hours they collected $13,000 for the Homes for our Troops organization that is assisting Steven with housing. The waitresses even donated their tips to the effort!

Regardless of your opinion of the wars we are engaged in you must support the men & women that are doing the bidding of our Country by putting themselves in harms way. Yes, they chose to be in the Military….but they did not choose to return to us injured. We must always hold all our Heroes in our prayers….in our hearts….and in our arms. And for the ones that come back to us with needs that they cannot attain themselves we need to support them whenever the opportunity presents itself, like this fundraiser for Steven. Separate yourself from some of that money you have been saving for a rainy day….these Heroes are having a really rainy day right now and need your help.

The link below is for the ‘Homes for our Troops’ site and it lists the needs to help build Steven a home….help if you can….it’s the right thing to do!

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