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Washington (CNN) – It was a wonderful Thursday night for hope, healing and laughter at the Stand Up for Heroes dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington.
My friends, Bob and Lee Woodruff, created a really important foundation to help our wounded warriors. Bob is the ABC News journalist who was severely wounded in Iraq but has made an amazing recovery. They’ve raised lots of money for the troops and their families. I met many of them at the dinner and was understandably moved. Their stories of courage and survival are amazing.
It was appropriate that Jon Stewart, who’s spent a lot of time with our troops, did some very funny stand up at the Stand Up for Heroes dinner. He’s a genuine national treasure (even though he makes fun of me all the time.)
I loved the musical entertainment: Train. They performed “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Drops of Jupiter.” It doesn’t get much better than that.
What also really moved me (and everyone else) was the performance of our National Anthem by 4Troops. As I immediately tweeted from the dinner: “Best Star Spangled Banner Ever!”
Thanks also to Rene Bardorf, Executive Director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, who helped Bob and Lee put it all together.
In short, check out the group’s important work at remind.org. For those of you who tweet, they are #heroes.