Today I was asked why do I say thank you to uniformed services, they are just doing their job.
Well, the answer is honestly because they deserve it. They did not have to take a job where they could potentially lose their lives protecting other, they did not have to take a job where their families could end up struggling due to injury or death but they did.
People need to remember that they do the job so that we who can’t, or those, who do not want to, are made to do it. If the brave men and women of the military, police, fire departments, paramedics, doctors, nurses or lifeguard did not do the job who would? Me personally I am an Autistic, Dyslexic, who has depression and has spinal problems so I know I would not be able to do it. So that is why I do it.
Ever wondered why there is not National Service in some countries, or why the Draft has not been re-enacted? Well, ladies and gents it is because there are enough brave men and women who do the jobs to keep us safe and I for 1 am thankful every day for these people.
Two years ago when I was unemployed I decided to start saying thank you to the men and women who serve and protect their communities, cities, and country. When I started in 2016 I only had my benefits and that year I used all my benefits for the month of December and I created gift bags for those in uniform who were working Christmas Eve and Christmas day. This included my local fire station, police station, two army barracks and the US Marines based at the embassy. It was not much but I got to show my appreciation for what they do.
In 2017 I used all of my birthday money (aside from what was donated to Grenfell) to send letters to every single police station in the great state of New York. I also continue to, online, find and thank everyone who is open about being in some form of uniform and I say to them #ThankYouForYourService .
But I want to do more. I want to be able to arrange to go and visit places both at home and abroad that serve in uniform. I want to start handcrafting scarves and blankets that represent pride in uniformed services and getting more people involved in showing love and appreciation to those who serve and protect us so that we can sleep at night in our beds. But to do this I need help. So far I have been doing this all on my own. Using my benefits or birthday and Christmas money to keep this going but I need help.
Please find it in your heart to help me this Autistic, Dyslexic with depression and spinal problems so that I can keep up the work that I am doing.
The more that I can get done the more we can show the good work.