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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Back to the VA Clinic

We had a quick trip back to the VA Clinic this morning.  We made another batch of tuna sandwiches to feed those hungry Veterans.  But more than anything, we had a lesson in community service from a surprising source.  We learned a lot about why we come to volunteer today.

We spoke with the security guard this morning.  I guess it helps to see this from a different perspective to help us get our focus.  He told us that many of the Veterans come to belong to a group.  They enjoy having the young people there to tell them stories.  Many times we get so caught up in serving the food that we forget that we are really there to serve the men and women.  Most of the time it is about being there for them and showing them respect and honor for what they have done for us.

So today we did a little more serving from the heart.  We spoke with the Veterans and let them share stories with us and we shared a little about ourselves as well.

Even though we were only there for a short time, it was a good visit to the clinic.  Looking forward to many more, so we can get to know these men and women better.

May God bless our Veterans!

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