My sister Amy and me are participating in the 2nd Annual Swim With A Mission will take place on Saturday, July 14th on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH. All of the money raised will go to support Veterans and to charitable organizations that provide service and support for Veterans. We are swimming to honor my father, John Craigen.
As many of my Facebook friends know our father is a Vietnam Veteran. He was drafted right when he graduated from Boston College. He served in Vietnam as a member of the First Cavalry Division.
Since his time in Vietnam my Dad has struggled with both physical and emotional wounds from Vietnam. It almost seems like the wounds get bigger as time goes on. We are hopeful that this swim will put a smile on the face of our father and all Veterans who struggle with physical and psychological wounds. They are the true heroes...
*Since this initial posting, our friends' father, Frank Latusky, a Vietnam Veteran, passed away. It is our honor to also swim in his memory and support the Latusky family during this difficult time.
Thank you very much for your contribution!
Laurie and Amy