Unpublished Work © 2011 Cristina Carlino
the long and wonderful july 4th holiday weekend is over and the landscape of red, white and blue decorations here in new york seems to be changing if not already down wherever i go. to return next year. it can be easy, in the meantime, to forget the extraordinary freedoms we have as americans. the vast majority of us will not be thinking of the thousands of service women and men who are still fighting three wars for our country across the globe.
this blog is not about war. and it’s not about the politics of these wars. i am not political or a proponent of a political party. but i am, to my bone, passionate about humanity and the risks and sacrifices made by those who help preserve our humanity. to that end, i ask you please visit www.remind.org, a foundation founded by anchorman and iraq war hero, bob woodruff. remind.org has raised to date more than 8.5 million dollars for men and women suffering from the physical and psychological wounds of war. even if you are unable to make a small financial donation, i believe the gift of each brief visit to this site expands our collective heart and conscience to those who may return home and face the injustice of being unsupported and forgotten. we are proud and grateful to be the dear friends and advocates of remind.org. so hooray for the red, white and blue. and for summer, i am most definitely a girl who loves to wear a lot of pink! have you colored yet with the pink crayon in support of finding a cure for breast cancer? www.shecolorsmyday.com