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Memorial Day takes on additional solemnity when you consider that we currently have troops engaged on two fronts in the Middle East and there will be more names added to the roster of the fallen this time next year.
There will also be soldiers who will return with lives altered by wounds they will receive fighting so we can continue to live in liberty.
Like the fallen, they deserve our reflection. What's more is they deserve our help.
Even if you don't personally know someone who has been injured in Iraq or Afghanistan, there are ways to show your appreciation.
A good way is with a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization founded a few years ago by a group of veterans whose stated mission is to "honor and empower wounded warriors" of the U.S. Armed Forces.
While there are some organizations who ask for money for veterans where it's somewhat dubious how much money actually goes toward helping veterans, the WWP is different.
Based on a recent audit of the organization, 82 percent of contributions go to provide services and programs for troops wounded in battle and their families.
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