Tis the season to be grateful, and in the humane and the holiday spirit, I suggest generous contributions to the following charities, all of which deserve our support:
Any Soldier: delivers care packages to overseas servicemen
Fisher House: builds “comfort homes” on the grounds of military hospitals for families of wounded veterans; sponsors scholarships for veterans’ children
Helping Our Heroes Foundation: supplies wounded veterans with mentoring, financial, and career assistance, and helps with emergency financial needs
Operation Iraqi Children: founded by actor Gary Sinese and Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand to buy, ship, and deliver school supplies to children and schools in Iraq
–Noemie Emery is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and author of the forthcoming Great Expectations: The Lives of Political Sons.