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Using Social Media to Support Navy SEALs ... Pass It On!

Bradley Shear, an attorney in Washington, D.C., who writes the excellent Shear on Social Media Law blog, is trying to use social media in a different way this week. On the heels of the historic mission by the U.S. Navy SEa Air Land (SEAL) team that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, Shear wishes to draw attention to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

The Navy SEAL Foundation's mission is to "provide educational and motivational support, promote health and welfare programs for the Naval Special Warfare Community, and perpetuate the history and heritage of the U.S. Naval Commandos." Specifically, it describes its role as including the following:

  • We provide tragedy assistance for families who have lost a loved one in training or combat.
  • We support family events to uphold morale and camaraderie.
  • We award scholarships and provide educational assistance to active duty personnel, their spouses, and children.

As Shear notes, "the brave men and women who worked tirelessly day in and day out tracking down public enemy number #1 are our neighbors next door, our friends around the corner, and the people whom we see at the mall and ballpark. They may even be our professors and/or mentors." Through the Navy SEAL Foundation, Shear says, people can help support the families of the SEALs who toil in anonymity to protect our country. He encourages "everyone who reads this blog to spread the news about the Navy SEAL Foundation via all social media platforms including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc..."

Thank you, Bradley, for highlighting this terrific foundation.

Posted by Bruce Carton on May 6, 2011 at 05:19 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)


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