A Plea For Aid
This plea hit me very close to my heart as all cavalrymen share an unbreakable bond.
Mike has been at Walter Reed Army Medical Center recovering from those wounds ever since.
Mike will soon be ready to return home. A new house is being built for him. A house that is specially designed to ease overcoming the challenges his wounds will present. This new home is not a benefit provided by the Pentagon it is provided by a private charitable organization supported only by private donations... Your donations.
Mike Menard's old house has already been demolished and help is needed to build the replacement in its place. By help I mean ANY help. If you can swing a hammer or have a background in construction you are needed. There will be a "Marathon Build Brigade" event held between August 5th and August 9th. If you wish to donate construction materials that too would be appreciated. Anyone wishing to donate their construction expertise, materials, skills, or even cash donations, contact Jack McNaboe by telephone at 732-439-4484 or cell (732) 245-7036.
Please take a moment and recognize the debt that you personally owe Mike Menard and his family and so many others like him. You owe your very freedom to people such as Mike who have selflessly sacrificed life and limb for you and your family. Whether you support the mission or not does not matter in the least. This man left his young family and placed his life on the line for the lofty goal of serving our country. Soldiers do not pick their battlefields. They unquestioningly go where they are ordered. They only choose to serve.
If you are not geographically close enough to physically pitch in, then donate cash! If you wish to make a cash donation visit the web site that's been set up for that purpose or donations can be made through the 2nd Cavalry Association page.
This is important. This is an issue above and beyond politics.
Once we have built Sgt. Menard's new home guess what. There are many more! The charity that is coordinating the rebuild of Mike's house have lists of others.
For example meet Marine Corporal Joshua Hoffman:
Please visit the Homes for our Troops website and support our heroes! They've given so much. How much have you given?
In closing I can only present you with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's motto: