Friday, January 22, 2010

Dinner With Warriors

One of the most amazing blessings of my blog, is the people I have happened upon.

Unless you recently crawled out from under a rock, you know of my beloved,MudPuppy. He is my SoldierSon, my Virtuason, a true American Hero! I have shared with you the journey of Dave and Liz, such an inspiring story... Last February, I introduced Jeffrey Krohn. His twin brother, Buzz is also a volunteer for Operation Welcome Home. Buzz told me of his brother and I asked Jeff to write his story. He was kind enough to do so.

Buzz has recently introduced me to Brig Gomer Arnold, who is doing great things for our wounded warriors. As soon as I read about "Dinners With Warriors", I immediately contacted him, and asked him to write words for my blog. He was kind enough to oblige.

Please take a few moments to read his words:

My name is Brig Arnold and I am creating a cookbook to honor wounded and fallen soldiers called "Dinner With Warriors." In the book each page will feature a wounded or fallen soldier, with a picture and a little about them followed by their favorite meal and recipe.

The book will be sold to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. I believe that I have the resources to sell many of these cookbooks and raise a significant amount of money and just as importantly raise more awareness and appreciation for these soldiers, what I need is help with the content. I need soldiers or the family of soldiers to provide the information to make the book a success.

If you have been wounded in OIF or OEF, or if your loved ones have fallen please email the following information to,

1-Soldiers Picture(just the solder, or with family, or with other soldiers)
2-Soldiers First Name
4-As much or as little about the INJURY as you would like to share, or the story of how they fell
5-Favorite recipe(or 2 or 3) if you don't have a recipe, just tell me a favorite dish and I will provide a great recipe

I know I ask for a lot, but I really believe this cookbook will not raise a lot of money for our wounded soldiers, but also be such a positive thing in every home that has a copy.

If you have questions or comments feel free to email me at the same address, or check out our Facebook group called "Dinner With Warriors."

Thank you for taking a minute to look over this project, and thanks to AirmanMom for letting me post on this great blog. I will also let you all know when the book is finished and how you can obtain a copy. Thanks Again.

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If you are able to help, please consider doing so. If you are unable to contribute, but know of a soldier who may be able to help...please pass this along. Once the cookbook is published, I will post how to obtain a copy. Thank you!!!


Bagman and Butler said...

What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing it.

AirmanMom said...

B&B...thank you for taking the time to read of this project!

KCB said...

What a great project! I loooove cookbooks and love collecting the ones from various squadrons and bases. I wish the project much success and will be in line to buy one once their ready. Thank you so much for sharing! I'll post about the cookbook on my blog as well. :)

Just Be Real said...

Great idea! Super. Also, I would like to thank you for your recent comments of support for me! Means really a lot! Thank you dear!

Alice said...

Awesome! Count me in. And once you have it published and it can be ordered, let me know. I'd be honored to post info on my blog.

AirmanMom said...

kcb...thank you for your support!!!! it's greatly appreciated!

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AirmanMom said...

alice...I will keep you posted! thanks for taking the time to read his words!

Bonnie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. What a wonderful project.

AirmanMom said...

mmx2...I will follow up on this worthwhile project!

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

My friend who is a war widow has been contacted, very exciting..I'll be buying one of these for sure!

HeartBass said...

What a GREAT idea! I'm so glad you found out about this. Can't wait to buy a copy of the book!

AirmanMom said...

squad...I too look forward to this will contain very touching stories of our warriors!

AirmanMom said...

heart... this cookbook is for such a good cause, I look forward to posting the follow up story!

Keri J J said...

This is a great idea! I hope the project is very successful in bringing support and a spotlight to this organization.