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Thank You Veterans and Your Families

We want to say a special 'thank you' to the men and women who have served our countries. We admire your service and selfless spirit.

On Happening Now today we'll be speaking to Sgt. Klay South who started an organization called Vets for Valor. They have three main programs in which they take part.

1)Backpacks - The delivery of packs filled with items like iPods loaded with music and encouraging audio books.

2)Hero Wishes - Making a dream come true for wounded service members and their family.

3)A Night Out - A chance for wounded service members to step away from their "first community" - the hospital - and into their "second community," a local place where they can relax and enjoy time with family and friends. While it may seem like simply a good time to the patients, the therapeutic value of these events is immeasurable. It is a crucial step in preparing the wounded men and women for reintegration into their "third community," their hometowns, away from others who look like them or are facing similar challenges. These events are an important step into the middle ground of transition.

To learn more about the organization and how you can become involved visit: http://www.veteransofvalor.org/