We all need to constantly help America remember that even though the media coverage of the wars has died down and we’ve pulled out of Iraq; our veterans and their families still need a lot of support.

I wanted to highlight a guy who is trying to remind people of just that. He’s Tim Tuomey, a former Recon Marine that’s raising money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund by riding his bicycle (yes, bicycle – no motor!) from Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA to Camp Lejeune, NC.

Operation Awakening
Operation Awakening

His goal is to raise $50,000 before he starts his ride, and 100% of the money goes directly to the Semper Fi Fund. His project is called Operation Awakening. It’s basically Tim’s way of giving back to a brotherhood that had so much impact on his life.

I think Operation Awakening is a good example of how most veterans never stop serving, even when their tour is complete. We might take some “time off” after we get out, but it seems that we all come back into the community and continue to make a difference for something bigger than ourselves. I guess it’s just in our blood!