Number of Severely Wounded is on the Rise

Today, the number of severely wounded warriors is on the rise.  Some experts estimate that the cost associated with the catastrophic injuries in Afghanistan is destined to reach a trillion dollars.  In 2009 the US Army reported 47 amputations.  By September of 2010, that number had exceeded 2009s total by 30, equating to more than a 60% rise in amputations – with still three months remaining in the year.  Severe injuries are on the rise due to the use of IEDs (improvised explosive devices) in Afghanistan.  Advancements of modern day medicine and modern military armor have increased the survival rate of our severely wounded warriors.  Survival does not come without a price – both economical and emotional.  The costs are staggering and not all expenses these warriors and their families incur are covered by the government.  Transportation, housing, emergency medical expenses for family members and the loss of a family income are just a few of the additional expenses these families incur.  More importantly, the warrior and his family must abandon the life they once knew and turn their focus to both physical and emotional healing and financial recovery.      The economic plight that befalls severely wounded soldiers and their families cannot be left solely to the United States government.  As a community, we must be willing to assist these brave men and women with financial support.  A donation to the Injured Warrior’s Fund of FL, LLC is one way you can make a difference.  In Pinellas County Florida alone, if half the residents donated only $1 to the Injured Warrior’s Fund of FL, LLC the results would...

Local Organization Established to Assist Severely Wounded Warriors

The number of disabled veterans is on the rise and a local organization has been established to assist Florida’s Severely Wounded Warriors.  Donate to the Injured Warriors Fund of FL, LLC today, a not for profit organization sponsored by the Dept. of FL Marine Corps League.  This fund was established to assist severely wounded warriors and their families.  Even a small donation can make a big difference:                       http://www.injuredwarriorsoffl.com/index.html     About the Injured Warrior’s Fund of FL, LLC Your support of this non-profit organization is greatly needed and much appreciated.  The Injured Warriors Fund of FL, LLC assists in filling the financial gap for our severely injured military servicemen and women and their families offering assistance to all men and women of all branches of the military service.  You can make a difference by making a donation to this distinguished organization.   Number of Wounded Veterans is on the Rise As of 2008, of the 24 million veterans an estimated 2.9 million are disabled.  With the combination of modern advanced warfare and modern medical advancements, that number is destined to climb along with the escalating costs associated with care.  In today’s military warfare, a quarter of an inch difference on the road can mean disfigurement, loss of limbs and sight or even death due to a hidden road bombs known as IEDs.  With the advancement in medical technology, more severely wounded soldiers are surviving catastrophic injuries which would have killed them just a few years ago.  Along with the physical healing, comes a need to repair the emotional scars.  These severely wounded warriors can spend a lifetime trying to...

Military Garden Flags – Support Our Troops

Flag Popularity In recent years, themed garden flags – such as military and support our troops – have become very popular.  The flags can be displayed to reflect a particular holiday or support for a specific cause. Sometimes the flags are chosen simply because of their whimsical nature.  Flags for the yard or garden can make a bold statement as their bright colors catch the eye and create a curiosity in regards to the flag’s theme.   Show Support Garden flags can be an appropriate way to Support Our Troops.  The flags come in various sizes and colors and are a nominal investment.   Support for the troops can be personalized as military garden flags come in many sizes and designs.  Flags designs range from being red, white and blue and patriotic in nature to representative of each of the branches of our military services.  POW/MIA flags and Yellow Ribbon Support Our Troop Flags are other popular choices. Supporting our military troops has changed greatly since the outward pouring of World War II.  One popular idea that has evolved recently - and can be used to show support - is the purchase of engraved bricks.  Movements such as Wear Red On Friday or the Yellow Ribbon have also developed in an effort to openly show open support and solidarity.  Many people today refer to military support as the “silent majority”.  Remain silent no longer.  With so many unique and patriotic military garden flags available you can display your support of the U.S. troops that are both home and abroad....