The word “Hero” can have many meanings, but no where is it more prevalent then our troops that not only protect our country, but so many of whom have been injured our died in defense of our freedom and liberty. It doesn’t get any better then watching celebrities like Jon Stewart, Robin Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, and many many more giving back to these true heroes in association with Bob and Lee Woodruff’s “Stand Up For Heroes” Gala and the Comedy Festival in NYC where A-List star power is brought together, and many of our Wounded heroes come to show us what true courage is all about. The boob Woodruff Foundation (Remind.Org) is an incredible force, and is led by the ABC anchor who himself was almost killed in action in Iraq. Their mission statement is:
“The vision of the Bob Woodruff Foundation is to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families — building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes—especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War—back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.
Our Mission is Threefold:
- We invest in national and community-based programs that connect our troops to the help they need — from individual needs like job training, career placement, counseling, to larger social issues like substance abuse, homelessness and suicide.
- We educate the public about the needs of service members returning from war…and our nation’s greater need to ensure our heroes and families receive the support necessary to have successful futures.
- We collaborate with key federal, state, and local experts to identify and solve issues related to the successful return of service members from combat to civilian life
Together with our partners and supporters in communities across the country, we are healing the physical and hidden wounds of war.”
Here “The King Of Kamelot” is on the red carpet of one of the city’s most wonderful galas for an even more wonderful cause, “Stand Up For Heroes”, and I have the privilege of interviewing Robin Williams, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, Mike Birbiglia, Caroline Hirsch, and most importantly our wounded veterans to talk about the star studded affair, the incredible work that The Bob Woodruff Foundation is doing, and what to expect from some of the world’s best performers that night.