Tomorrow we will be at the Wal-Mart 2266 Wyoming in Albuquerque from 11am until 8pm, ringing out cowbells and kettles, as the very first day of our fundraising in partnership with our local and corporate friends at Wal-Mart. The 25th we will be at the San Mateo/Central Ave. store. On the 31st, we will be back at the Wyoming store. The 1st of September we will be at San Mateo and Central, once again. On the 6th and 7th of September we will be at the new supercenter Wal-Mart in Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the 15th of September we will be back at the 2266 Wyoming, Albuquerque store.
We will keep everyone updated as to the dates, times and stores where we will be taking donations.
We are most grateful to the employees and management of Wal-Mart at both the local and corporate levels for what amounts to a level of support. Without them it is doubtful this project would move at the pace which allows us to go forward with it.
Our veterans are not composed of just the men and women who served during WWII, The Korean Conflict, or Vietnam. Many of our young men and women are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan without arms, legs, or even sight. We owe each and every generation of veterans more than can possibly be repaid. How do you compensate someone who was willing to face death, give up their life, who has lost arms, limbs, eyes, hearing? How do you put a price on the suffering a wounded warrior must face? I would posit no amount of money in this life, or any lifetime, could ever make restitution to these wonderful men and women who stepped in front of a bullet, IED, bomb, or grenade for our benefit.