Monday, December 31, 2012

Paul Rieckhoff IAVA Message


Another historic year is coming to a close. And rather than reflecting on what's behind us, I can't stop thinking about what's ahead.

In the next couple of years, tens of thousands of troops will withdraw from Afghanistan, the war and its warriors will fade out of the news and the nation will turn its attention elsewhere. 

But not IAVA -- and not the friends and families of the 2.5 million new veterans across the country.

Please consider donating to IAVA today.

If we turn away, PTSD, homelessness, unemployment and suicide will get worse -- not better. If we forget those brave men and women, they won't have a community to come home to. If we let up when the last plane touches down in Bangor, the country will forget who our real heroes really are.

IAVA is here to ensure that doesn't happen. We are here to fight for those heroes from their first day home through the rest of their lives.

That's why I ask you to donate today. All donations to IAVA are tax-deductable and with IAVA's four-star rating from Charity Navigator, you can be sure it goes straight to our vets.

Help us keep fighting. We know the real battle starts when our heroes get home, and we need you on our side. 



Paul Rieckhoff
Founder and CEO
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

PS -- Click here to meet Sgt. Lucas Anthony Scimia and his wife Millie. Their story is about family, community and what it takes to fight through.



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