As I travel, I am often asked by well-meaning individuals what is a tangible way to help military families. There is a long list, but one way that is truly tangible, practical, easy and provides ongoing personal enjoyment to you — the individual — is to download Platinum-selling country star Darryl Worley’s latest tribute to military families, “Unsung Heroes.”
For every download, Darryl will donate $1 to the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC), a charity formed to benefit the families of the men and women serving overseas. The monies will also go to support the 9/11 Families for a Secure America Foundation.
Most of you will recall Worley’s 2003 smash hit, “Have You Forgotten,” which honors those fallen Americans and soldiers after the 9/11 terrorist attack. To this day, that song is still one of my favorites.
”Unsung Heroes” pays tribute to the men and women serving overseas – who, while we all enjoy the freedom of our lives here stateside, live by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, miss kids’ birthdays and soccer games, sleep in the dirt – all in an effort to keep our way of life safe, secure and free from terrorism.
Visit DarrylWorley.com to download the song today. The download is free to those serving in our military, past to present.
Michael Schindler, Navy veteran, and president of Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, is a guest writer for several national publications, author of the book “Operation Military Family” and “The Military Wire” blog. He is also a popular keynote and workshop speaker who reaches thousands of service members and their families every year through workshops and seminars that include “How to Battle-Ready Your Relationship” or “What Your Mother-in-Law Didn’t Tell You.” He received the 2010 Outstanding Patriotic Service Award from the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.