According to a PRN Newswire release,
"A recent RAND Corp. report states that 320,000 U.S. military veterans have
sustained combat-related brain injuries. Some estimates indicate 20,000
servicemembers have sustained combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a
result of the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the war's so-called
"signature injury." "
A thousand American flags will be distributed to wave. (I can't say I support jingoism in any form.)
The event is sponsored by and proceeds from the Peace of Mind 5K will benefit the Defense/Veterans Brain Injury Centers, the Helping a Hero Organization, the Brain Injury Association of Texas and Easter Seals Central Texas.
I ask all in attendence to evaluate what it means to support our troops. These brave men and women have committed their lives to defending our freedoms and are being USED for other purposes. The resulting injuries and deaths are unconscionable, especially in light of the facts regarding how the public and their representatives were lied to by those sworn to uphold the constitution.
Support the troops. Show up, participate, donate, get to know these veterans and see how you can help. The best way to prevent TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in battle is not to have a battle.