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Remembering Veterans This Holiday Season

I have always been of the mindset that no matter what what we should always  support our soldiers. They fight for the United States and our freedom. Decades after they serve, we shouldn't forget about them. 

     Being a student at Stony Brook and President of a club I was able to organize a book drive on campus for the Long Island Veterans home. We were able to collect upwards of 70 books. Walking into the Long Island Veterans I saw smiling pictures and uniforms of the former soldiers of their time in the military. Then I saw the many veterans, men and women, all who seemed sad. I don't know if it was because they were in a home, maybe their friends were all gone, or maybe they still suffer the effects of war. Regardless, I couldn't just sit there and let the continue being sad. 
     Being a singer, I know how powerful a piece of music can be. I came up with the idea to record some music to help raise their spirits. I came up with the idea to record some music to help raise their spirits. However, it costs a lot of money to make a CD for them, so I have setup a Gofundme page, Www.gofundme.com/musicforveterans  hoping to raise some money to help me cover the expenses, I've raised $0 so far, as being a college student who is forced to pay her entire tuition completely out of her own pocket I don't  have a lot of change left over to use for even a parking meter. But I digress. 
     The Holidays are a hard time for many people. The Holidays can remind people, no matter their age, how lonely they are or remind them of people who have passed. There are many things that people of all ages and talent can do, such as making season greeting cards out of a piece of computer paper folded in half. It can help remind soldiers, both in rest homes, and those currently serving that they're not alone and tomorrow is always something to look forward to!

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