Why Help?

Why Help


This is a well-sculptured list of why you should help fulfill the wish of an American hero

  1. Because it’s the right thing to do
  2. Because they need our help
  3. Because you would be helping us meet the unmet needs of the men and women who volunteered to put it all on the line to protect our nation from all enemies.

In addition to being an important and honorable thing to do, supporting our nation’s veterans and service members hits close to home for nearly every American. Nearly all of us have friends, loved ones and family members who have served, or are currently serving in the various branches of our military.

When you talk with a returning “hero,” more often than not you will hear these words in the course of your conversation, “I’m not a hero. I was just doing my job. The real heroes are the men and women who came home in flag-draped coffins.” And while there is a powerful element of truth in that answer, there is also the hero who fought, who fueled the trucks and planes, who sent the radio signals which turned the tide of the battle, who picked up the wounded from the field of battle and flew them to lifesaving medical care, who performed life sustaining surgeries hour after hour adding one more name to the list of soldiers returning home, who flew countless missions in support of our men and women on the ground, who guarded our coastal waters keeping enemy ships away from landing.

And while the list of reasons to help is long, there is one reason that stands head and shoulders above the rest. You should help Soldier’s Wish fulfill the unmet needs of our American heroes because YOU BELIEVE….You believe it’s the right thing to do, it’s a personal act of gratitude to someone you may never meet, a person who can do nothing for you in return other than say Thank You!

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Who Can Receive A Soldier’s Wish?

In an effort to enhance the lives of as many members of the prestigious group of men and women who have worn, or are currently wearing the uniform of any of the five branches of our nation’s Armed Services, the Board of Directors has established the following criteria for having a wish granted by Soldier’s Wish:

To be a recipient of a Soldier’s Wish, an individual must be an honorably discharged veteran, or currently serving as an active duty member of the Armed Services of the United States of America.

Who Can Nominate A Qualified Recipient To Receive A Soldier’s Wish?
Thank you for wanting to nominate an American Veteran or a member of America’s active duty Armed Forces to have a wish granted by Soldier’s Wish.

Meeting the following four requirements allows you to personally nominate an American Veteran or a member of America’s Active Duty Armed Forces to be a recipient of a wish grated by Soldier’s Wish:

  1. You must currently be a citizen of the United States of America.
  2. You must submit your nomination on the Official Soldier’s Wish Nomination Form available here.
  3. You must complete all information requested on the Soldier’s Wish Nomination Form.
  4. The completed Soldier’s Wish Nomination Form may be submitted online, via Email, Fax or U.S. Mail to the numbers and addresses listed on our CONTACT page.

How A Nominee Is Selected to Receive A Soldier’s Wish

  1. All correctly submitted Nomination Forms will be reviewed by the Soldier’s Wish Nominating Committee.
  2. Nominees selected for additional consideration will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of Soldier’s Wish.
  3. Each Nominee selected by the Executive Committee of Soldier’s Wish will be vetted before final approval.
  4. Approved nominees will be granted their wish in accordance with availability and scheduling constraints as agreed to in writing by both the recipient and Soldier’s Wish.

Be a part of Soldier’s Wish and participate in granting wishes for our Heroes! Your support of Soldier’s Wish is your opportunity to say Thank You in a very special way to our American heroes for their sacrifice for our country.