2 years, 6 months and 24 days
since our celebration.
Hoofin' for Heroes was founded to ensure that wounded veterans would never again endure the hardships that veterans of Vietnam and Korea still go through on a daily basis. We want this generation of young warriors to receive the physical and emotional support they need and deserve.
THE ULTIMATE IRONY USING SADDAM'S COINS FOR OUR VETERANS - CHECK IT OUT!!!
In the spring of 2003 the US and British Coalition Soldiers in Iraq were called upon to secure the banks and museums in Basra, Iraq from looters. In these banks were over 70,000 pounds of brilliant un-circulated Iraqi coins that were decommissioned by Saddam Hussein at the end of the first Gulf War. For 10 years they lay in bags on the floor of a number of Basra banks. The coins were sold off in London and the proceeds from the sale benefited a Basra orphanage and a British Commonwealth graveyard, both decimated under Saddam.
These coins did a lot of good for the children of that orphanage in Basra, and now they are doing a lot of good for our troops. After changing hands a couple of times, Products for Good (PFG) acquired the entire collection, all 70,000 pounds. PFG has created two patriotic shadowboxes containing the coins with both a two coin, and four coin option. You can also get a branch specific shadow box and there's even a stocking stuffer 1 coin.
The coins are mounted with gloved hands and housed in a commemorative shadowbox. The shadowboxes display the word "freedom" in Arabic with the following definition below it:
Freedom: n 1) The state of being free from constraints. 2) Political Independence. 3) Free will.
The proceeds of their sale go to benefit the families of the fallen and wounded vets.