Category Archives: veterans

Packed up hope.

Sixty eight boxes were packed today; they filled the classroom, the desks, and the hallway in front of our class. All 10 of us worked hard filling and taping boxes, stacking them on carts, and writing customs forms. It was … Continue reading

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Getting There…

The journey is almost coming to an end and things are looking extremely promising! As the semester is almost coming to an end, I have been especially busy trying to contact everyone that has been assisting me in collecting school … Continue reading

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Real, Meaningful Ways to Support Veterans

Once your eyes have been opened to a new reality it colors everything you see.  As I continue to learn more about veterans and their families I find more and more that my newly discovered knowledge has effected the way … Continue reading

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Do words speak louder than actions?

“What you do or say to someone to get them to care?” I asked Rex Temple, a military veteran and guest speaker in my class Monday morning. On the surface a seemingly simple question, but once the words left my … Continue reading

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An Eye on the Past and One Set Ahead

Looking back at this week’s news you see the Florida GOP primary election as well as the petty problems of party debates; but nothing whatsoever about our troops overseas. I still have a hard time understanding the lack of support … Continue reading

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Replacing Ignorance with Knowledge

For someone who watches cable news daily I would have assumed that I would know a lot more about the 10 year long war that my country has been engaging in with the terrorist organizations in Afghanistan.  I know every … Continue reading

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Is it Always Sunny in Afghanistan?

This past week I have been studying the different ways Americans support our troops and their families, and what I have found is that we are highly naïve to the reality of the situation.  Through reading articles and listening to … Continue reading

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Where are you, America?

What inspires us to lend out a helping hand to someone? Is it out of pity? Is there something in it to benefit us? Do we do it to feel better about ourselves? Or is it something more? Is it … Continue reading

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Occupy That!

Occupy Wall Street. Occupy D.C. Occupy Tampa. Occupy USF. Occupy this. Occupy that. We are the 99%. Everywhere you turn these days, it seems another “Occupy” movement has cropped up. While I can appreciate the rights of these groups to … Continue reading

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Tea, Tunes, and School Supplies

So, I’ve had a pretty busy week, but it hasn’t been without its successes. In part, that’s what’s been keeping me busy. Of all the things that I’ve been up to this past week, the biggest one was my charity … Continue reading

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