What makes a hero?
Can you think of someone off the top of your head who you would call a hero? Someone who would sacrifice their comfort, their time with family, and even their lives for a stranger—and not ask for recognition? If someone comes to mind, you’re lucky to know that kind of person. If, like most people, you’re drawing a blank, I’d like to introduce you to our modern-day heroes: Navy SEALs.
SEALs are elite warriors that cross land and water to gather critical information, rescue hostages, or take direct action on behalf of the United States. Most of these missions are done in complete secret and are extremely dangerous. SEALs are willing to risk being injured or killed to protect the people and the values they love. When that risk becomes a harsh reality, SEALs and their families need their own heroes. That’s where the Navy SEAL Foundation steps in.
Since 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation has provided an array of compassionate and effective programs that provide financial, educational, and emotional support to SEALs and their families. I believe that they are experts in knowing exactly how to help, whether that means providing family retreats and children’s camps to boost morale, helping ease the cost of a memorial service, or preserving the legacy of fallen heroes through the construction of beautiful monuments.
This year the Pedal for Patriots team will pedal 330 miles in 3 days from Atlanta, GA to Amelia Island, FL. Join us and DONATE today!