National Volunteer Week Thank You!
Blog written by: Blayne Smith
Volunteering is nothing new for America’s veterans. Each of them voluntarily stood, raised their right hand, and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Many of them did this during a time of war, fully knowing that they were signing up to deploy and faced our nation’s enemies in close combat. These amazing men and women comprise the largest and most capable all-volunteer military that the world has ever known. They, and their families, have shouldered a mighty burden not because they have to, but because they choose to.
So, we shouldn’t be surprised to see veterans, along with their families and friends, volunteering in our communities when they take off the military uniform. Service is in their DNA. It is an I tch that must be scratched. A call that must be answered. Veterans are assets to the country and to the communities in which they live, and they possess the ability to inspire others to serve as well.
Team RWB is fueled by, and completely dependent on, this spirit of volunteerism. More than 2000 volunteer Eagle Leaders are running chapters in over 200 cities are taking action and making a difference, not just for veterans, but for the communities where they live. Collectively, they contribute more than 250,000 hours of community service every year!
This National Volunteer Week, please let me be the first to say THANK YOU! You embody the spirit of volunteerism and your service continues to inspire a nation.