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And welcome back -- armed forces day -- day we all come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service and our next guests are honoring our heroes with the special tribute.
You NASCAR driver -- and Patricia Driscoll CEO of the armed.
Forces foundation joining us live this morning nice to see both of you welcome the show.
Thanks for having thank you good to see it.
And current here you guys are going to be -- I've been really special and honoring our heroes on this -- on this day on armed forces day.
Tell us about what you're doing -- how how important this is for armed forces around the world.
Well it's a special day may eighteenth -- sometimes blends into just an ordinary day or weekend.
Because Memorial Day is next week that's when we really think about the red white and blue and all the men and women who have served.
But with the armed forces foundation teaming up with furniture row.
We've got the special ribbon on the -- to commemorate the day.
But what makes it even easier for our team to work with the armed forces foundation is Barney Visser who is a veteran of war himself.
So really ties in to bring the military -- around to the tracks with us -- we -- -- troops to the track program that -- put together.
And so we can bring in military guys each and every week to show them the world behind the scenes of NASCAR and -- on pit road and just create the excitement and the energy to put some of the hardships that they've gone through behind and they can enjoy the race weekend -- the -- electrician talk more about what the armed forces foundation does with that.
-- -- please tell us because -- and our president and created a national armed forces day as a way to give back and -- a way to honor those brave men and women who have served our country.
How is your organization helping with that today.
Well we take care of our wounded service members besides having our affiliation with NASCAR in bringing awareness to.
That you have service wounded service members everywhere and in your -- all over the country that you you can just do something as simple as saying thanks.
Our foundation has a campaign called help save our troops are driving awareness to PT SB any issues surrounding it.
You know that one -- every 65 minutes is committing suicide and we need to do something to and that and it's something we can all do you.
It's and -- a matter of going to your next or neighbor and if he -- to say thanks to invite him over to a barbecue to make sure that he's included in your life.
Or her and make sure that they understand that you appreciate their service.
-- -- tell us about the heroes you have with us there today.
Now we met these guys -- here hanging out race weekend at Charlotte motor speedway in the big all star race is tonight that there with purple heart homes.
They've been at the track many times before they're based here in North Carolina and so there -- new friends dale and John they're -- enjoying the race with the team tonight.
And just the way that everything comes together for for this race that there's so much energy so much excitement and we're thankful that the chance to -- talking -- this morning met.
I hope we're just fourteen hours early because we -- -- have this car in Victory Lane here later tonight have these guys celebrating with -- and the winner tonight there's a million bucks and I'm sure our team owner would be happy to donate that's my -- -- the -- and myself to the armed forces foundation -- checked it.
-- get better difference that I.
Great idea I like that I like the optimism I love it I did do on donating money that I don't even know.
That's -- -- Patricia how can people at home we're watching right now help donate and help a wounded warrior out there.
On this on this special day.
Well besides saying thank you to service members whether -- you in uniform or not wounded or not because there's a lot of guys -- invisible wounds not just the physical ones.
You can check on log onto our website www.
Armed forces foundation dot org and see all the great things that we can -- there you can donate you can volunteer.
We just have everybody takes some time today to thank the service members that -- in their Stanley.
They're friends and people that you don't know -- just say thanks for everything that you've done to provide the freedom that we have today whose.
This thing that's on that website is therapy room and that's where we have different celebrities coming in.
To give some of their remedies for stressful times and things that they do to try to help.
Ease the pain -- just -- live out with a smile on your face instead of the hardship themselves these guys that they've seen the therapy room they're part of it.
It's just need to be able to try to create more things for people to chew on and like you said just give them a better feeling about life.
And that's going to -- at the NASCAR track we put on -- show and hopefully -- a good night.
Yeah I've -- good luck to you and Patricia we appreciate you joining us this morning to our brave man.
I standing there we also honor you this morning on this national armed forces day and double check that out we'll tweet up that website so everyone can donate who would like to thank you got so much and good luck.
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