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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial day is here and many enjoy outdoor activities.  But let us remember the military that have served as well as the police and fire personnel that work to keep our country free and safe.

I wanted to spotlight two deserving charities that benefit our wounded veterans for this post.

The first is the Wounded Warrior Project (click here) which helps the thousands of wounded warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families. As the number of wounded steadily increases, it is easy to see how the needs of these brave individuals also increase.

The next is Homes For Our Troops (click here) that is committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. It is our duty and our honor to assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.

Don't forget to join the Bookmark Swap, the deadline to join is tomorrow. 
What mystery or suspense novels do you know that feature military or veterans?  

There are the Samantha Spade mysteries which features a USAF Lieutenant in the heat of the west Texas desert.  What else is there that you know of?

In honor of the various outdoor activities that many will be enjoying today, here is a wonderful summer vegetable side dish.

3 or 4 cups cubed zucchini
2 tablespoon olive oil
red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
cayenne to taste
2 tablespoon cream cheese
1 or 2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano 

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Unknown said...

It is great that you support a lot of charities that are serving our brave men and women in uniform, so that they aren't left astray. This is the kind of service that we as civilians can do for those who carried the burden of this nation's security, and by extension its survival and future. These help compensate for the added costs of living of our veterans. We must ensure that they get their VA benefits, as well.

Brad Post @ Jan Dils

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