I have the utmost respect for the military - everyone who has served and those who continue to protect our country. I come from a military family. My Father was (is) a Marine as well as my Uncle and 2 Grandfathers. My other Uncles served in the Army and were in both Korea and Vietnam. My husband's family also has a strong military background. My Father in Law and all his brothers served in various branches of the military and many saw combat. Our families were lucky; all came home and managed to reenter society, raised families, and lived or live healthy and happy lives. Many of our serviceman do not - they continue to fight the invisible wounds of war. That is why I am honored to participate for a 5th year in the Run to Home Base which supports our nation's Veterans and Service Members and helps raise much needed funds for Home Base. Proceeds from the event will fund the clinical care provided to Veterans, Service Members and their Families. Please help me reach this important fundraising goal by July 15th. And thank you.