Every year I give to the Veterans disabled society. For over 60 years, they have been there for wounded veterans, fighting for them at every turn. For over 60 years, America has trusted this society to help vets become productive members of society. They are a non-profit organization.
I received a calendar, as a gift for my donation, it has some of the most beautiful quotes posted on each month, if any of you friends have received this calendar you will already have read the quotes.
*When we become wise, our lives are lived from the heart.*
*To love someone is to know the song in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten the words *
*Where friends meet the heart is warm and life is simple*
*Love is not, just, looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction*
*You hold in your hand a precious gift=the freedom to be who you want to be*
*Free yourself by dancing with the wild flowers, wherever you find them*
*Sometimes our dreams, like a cats whiskers, are soft and elusive= and sometimes we build them, stitch by stitch, like a well loved quilt*
Sixty years ago, when United Spinal Association was founded, veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders were confined to hospital beds, some were given only 18 months to live.With help from the Americans, our advocacy and modern medicine changed all that. These efforts has gotten the vets out of the hospitals and back into the community.
But going back to their families and friends, they faced a completely different challenges= a nation that was unprepared and unable to accommodate their special needs. Jobs, transportation, housing, and education were largely unavailable to paralyzed veterans. In today's world a lot has changed to accommondate the vets.
I hope all of you enjoyed this tribute to a fine association, that has dedicated its time and efforts for our men and women who have served our country and came back not able to function as they once did. God Bless everyone.