On Veterans Day, we’re reminded to recognize those who have served in the military. The day was originally designated to honor the end of World War I but it’s now the official time to show our thanks to anyone who has served.
November 11 is a nice day to thank friends and family who have served, even if you’ve done so before. It’s also a great time to acknowledge anyone you see in uniform, even with a simple nod or a smile.
If you own a business, like I do, you have an opportunity to help raise funds for a veteran-related cause. So, like last year, all of our Bliss Car Washes are having a Veterans Day fundraising promotion for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001 are the focus of the Wounded Warrior Project. There are more than 52 thousand servicemen and women physically injured in recent military conflicts. 500 thousand are living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder, and 320 thousand are experiencing debilitating brain trauma. The Wounded Warrior Project needs the support of donors to help these veterans begin the journey to recovery.
During our promotion, all nine of our Bliss Car Washes in Southern California are collecting donations from our customers, from Nov. 11 through Nov. 13. We’re also matching all funds raised up to $3 thousand.
Now, more than ever, everyone feels such gratitude for the people who have sacrificed so much to keep us safe and protected. Veterans who have been wounded in the line of duty deserve our attention, respect and most of all, our thanks.
If you come by one of our sites, you’ll see our signage and if you follow us on social media, you’ll see that we promote awareness and urge action to help programs that empower, employ and engage America’s injured veterans through Wounded Warrior Project.
If you’d like to learn more about them, visit their site: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/give-back