Wednesday, June 13

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Hero Was Suggested By Malinda

69-year-old Bert Brady has never stepped foot in Iraq or Afghanistan, yet many soldiers who have know who he is and appreciate what he's done for them. You see, for the past year Mr. Brady has made a trip to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport nearly every morning to welcome home returning American troops. Bert Brady, along with fellow veterans, is a member of the Welcome Home a Hero program. They make sure that every soldier who steps off a plane in Dallas gets a special homecoming.

Brady shows up each day with the goal of making soldiers feel appreciated and proud of their service. He's often joined by veterans of the Vietnam and Korean wars who did not get a warm reception when they returned from battle.

"We are not going to forget them like a lot of Vietnam soldiers have been forgotten," Brady said. "We are not going to forget the soldiers of today."

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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I love the happy ones. I hope when I am retired, I have the gumption and still care enough to do things like this. Can you have a more classic WW2 name than Bert Brady? Awesome. Supporting the troops LITERALLY, not just a magnet on his car or a flag on the holidays.

My grandfather came home from WW2, and like much of his generation, didn't talk about it. He committed suicide in the early sixties. How much did war change him? We'll never know. But I wonder how different my mother's life would have been if he had never gone to war? I hesitate to ask my mom about my grandfather, because I don't want to stir up memories for her. I think it's because I cannot imagine losing my father.
We need to make sure that our vets get the counselling and help that they need, without having to justify it to anyone. I find it absolutely abhorrent that we are denying coverage and Dishonorably discharging people, for fuck's sake, for seeking help.

Write your congressman.
Put up your magnet on your car.
But hats off to Bert Brady for DOING something. (No guilt in this post, hmmm?)


ZigZagMan said...

Excellent hero choice my friend. We make it a point to shake the hand of vets and active service when we meet them......look them in the eye and say "thank you". You'd be amazed how many are shocked......because we mean it...:)

crse said...

This is so far my favorite hero. Thanks Jenn.