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Inaugural Some Gave All Sporting Clay Classic
Fri, May 12, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
It starts with a knock on the door….a simple knock on the door. For most of the world that isn’t very complicated. It could be a local student raising money for summer camp, it could be someone sharing their version of the Word of God or it could be simply be your next door neighbor wanting to borrow jumper cables. But for some of us it is the end of our world.
That is what it was for me. After answering the knock and slamming the door shut, my wife called to me with tears in her voice, “there are two uniformed soldiers at the front door!”. That’s how it starts. For many of us it feels like that’s how it ends
Eventually the fog starts to lift and every once in a while, the sun pokes out as we try to figure out how to move forward. It’s not easy, every day doesn’t show progress, but we strive to honor the sacrifice of our hero and to live our lives the way they would have wanted us to.
Some Gave All – The Joey Graves Foundation was established to honor the service and sacrifice of those the who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms and to help their families survive.
Through many programs, we encourage families of the fallen to progress through the lifelong journey of grief. There are positive and negative ways to grieve and we at Some Gave All provide environments and tools to encourage a healthy journey.
From honoring a fallen hero through the American Hero Tribute Banner program to providing college scholarships for children of the fallen, we facilitate the adjustment to ‘the new normal’. One of our most effective and valuable programs is simply providing venues where families can come together and share each other’s experience. In a safe and healthy environment, the sharing of memories and experiences, although sometimes painful, can help each through the journey. After all, this is a fraternity that none of asked to become a member of, but here we are.
While the number of casualties has decreased, the families left behind have not. Some Gave All would like to give you the opportunity to help remember and honor. With the support and encouragement of friends Si Baxley and Rick Fox, the Inaugural Joey Graves Memorial Sporting Clay Classic is being held at Birds Landing on May 12, 2017.
Come out for a great day of shooting! But more importantly, hang out with likeminded patriotic friends and support a great cause. This is a unique opportunity to give back to the families of those that, to quote Abraham Lincoln, “who gave their last full measure of devotion”, for their country and our freedoms!