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Wounded Warrior Project

Geralyn Janke | Monday, March 22, 2010

We must increase responsiveness to the needs of our wounded veterans. The difficulties involved in caring for those who have experienced psychological and physical harm during combat are well-documented. The Wounded Warrior Project is a nation-wide organization that honors and empowers military personnel who were severely injured while serving our country. More than 500,000 troops have been wounded in recent conflicts, many of them suffering traumatic brain injuries, amputations, severe burns and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Wounded Warrior Project’s goal is to ensure that this is the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded soldiers in our nation’s history.

WWP encompasses numerous programs, from legislative advocacy to provision of counseling services to help in occupational transition to the civilian sector. There are many local veterans in our area who benefit from the WWP.

I would like to invite and encourage the student body, faculty, staff and community to participate in the March Madness 10K this Saturday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. The community service clubs of the Tri-Military ROTC units here at Notre Dame are sponsoring this race, with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt, refreshments after the race and a chance to win a Chipotle gift card. Registration is available on race day, as well as online at http://www.nd.edu/~trident/

Come. We owe it to our wounded warriors.

 

Geralyn Janke

junior

Pasquerilla West Hall

March 18