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The University of Maryland University College is celebrating more than 60 years of serving the U.S. military world-wide as the premier supplier of non-traditional education to our troops. UMUC is now educating 60,000 military and family members.

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Excepts from Destination R&R


Spouse of the family of the severely injured that attended:
"...I have been neglectful in sending you a thank you note for including our family in Destination R&R.....Every time I sat down to write you a thank you note, my eyes would start to well-up.  A thank you just isn't enough.  I see many yellow ribbons and signs that say "we support our troops."  The words are nice, but you have truly honored the humble men and women who have served this country with quiet distinction.  You have sought out the disabled service members, including their families, recognized and honored them in a way that is unheard of in today's society.

Our trip to Maryland was wonderful.  It was a peaceful place to get away from all of the challenges on our everyday lives.  (Their children)  loved the Baltimore Aquarium. (Their child) think that the laptop was the greatest part of the trip because she can email her friends.  My husband enjoyed the Baltimore Orioles baseball game.  He said that in his 20 years in the service he had never been honored or recognized in this manner.  It was truly a marvelous vacation.  My favorite part of the trip only lasted 20 seconds.  It occurred when our son looked up at his Dad and for the first time, didn't see his disabled father, but he saw his hero.  Thank you for that wonderful gift.

I have been searching for a stronger sentiment than 'thank you.'  Your generosity to disabled veterans is unequaled!  I am not sure you will ever be able to understand how grateful we are that you started The Blewitt Foundation and chose us as one of your families for Destination R&R"


From the family of one of the attendees:

One of the children that attended:
 
Spouse of the family of the severely injured that attended:
  Everything was surreal making this an enchanted experience.    To have complete strangers care enough to show appreciation and make us feel like royalty is unbelievable but appreciated.  Our words can never possibly express the gratitude we feel.  Everything was over and above our wildest expectations.  Mr. Cantafio was caring, supportive, and always concerned with our well-being.    We had the honor of sitting with Rich Blewitt during a meal and to hear his vision personally was inspiring for us. 
From the family of one of the attendees:
   Your motivation has encouraged us to help others receive the same treatment through spreading the word about the needed support to continue the wonderful generosity that you have shown for us. 
From the family of one of the attendees:
       We will never forget how you brought our family together for this most memorable vacation! 


From the family of one of the attendees:

   Outstanding support and help from all involved.  Will definitely spread word about The Blewitt Foundation.  Hope to keep in touch with all at Foundation.  Will always be in our hearts and prayers.  Experience cannot and never be forgotten.  Thank you to The Blewitt Foundation and all sponsors and all involved.  Hope to one day to repay all you have done.  Will keep in touch with all at the Foundation. 


From the family of one of the attendees:

   I am honored to know the Blewitt family.  I am humbled by your accounts.  I am a better person for this experience. 


From the family of one of the attendees:

 


    We are all very impressed. 


The grandmother of one of the family attendees:

 




Excerpts from Applications for Destination R&R









Excerpts from Destination R&R attendees:

"......You have sought out the disabled service members, including their families, recognized and honored them in a way that is unheard of in today's society.....My favorite part of the trip only last 20 seconds. It occurred when our son looked up at his Dad and for the first time, didn't see his disabled father, but he saw his hero. Thank you for that wonderful gift."

"......The trip made a profound impact on our family and we will be forever grateful......We will never forget how much you have changed our lives"

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Michael Josephson is the Founder & CEO of the Josephson Institute of Ethics and its well-known Character Counts! program. His daily commentary is heard by several million listeners on KNX Radio in Los Angeles, the Armed Forces Radio Network globally and several other U.S. radio stations, as well as printed in a number of U.S. local newspapers.

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