Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year Update from Freedom Alliance

We received the most incredible thank you gift from Freedom Alliance this year...A signed copy of Lt. Col. Oliver North's new book "American Heroes in Special Operations"! 

This book is nearly impossible to put down once you start reading about the caliber of men who risk all for their fellow servicemen and the cause of freedom while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thank you Col. North for introducing America to these heroes and telling us their stories of incomprehensible dedication and bravery. The book includes hundreds of photos of the men, combat action, the desolate terrain they fight in, and tells the stories behind the medals that are awarded for sacrifice and valor in the most dangerous of combat situations.

It's a very emotional read, but I believe it is a MUST read for every American who values their freedom, wants to know more about what goes on "over there" and would like to learn the names and see the faces of what Oliver North calls our shadow warriors, our American Heroes in Special Ops. Here is an excerpt from the book, the first part of The US Navy Seal Creed:

"In times of war or uncertaintly, there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our nation's call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America's finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and protect their way of life. I am that man."

Throughout the 11 months of our Road Warriors 2010 adventure, Freedom Alliance staff members Amy Amundson and Laurie Mooney Avila helped us every step of the way. They provided support materials and encouraging emails on a regular basis. In short, they were fantastic and we are so appreciative for their constant contact and help. We wanted you to know about these people behind the scenes who helped make our project so successful. Here is a quick email from Amy updating the results of your efforts. (The rest of the $10,000 raised went to Wounded Warrior Project).

Hi Candyce –

I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you again for your support and friendship.  Road Warriors raised a total of $2,712!!

You may already know this, but this year, with your help, we awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to a record breaking 225 students – all the deserving sons and daughters of American heroes.  We would not be able to do it without you – thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

I hope you and David have a wonderful 2011!