These photos from a recent visit to some of the most extraordinary Americans I have ever met, our brave soldiers and wounded warriors.

iPads For Soldiers was begun to fill a need for US soldiers serving in remote regions, who have no TV or cell phone, and no way to carry heavy books or computers. So to send a message of gratitude, iPads for Soldiers commenced with its first fundraiser, in 2010, collecting donations to purchase iPads for the troops. Since then the mission has expanded to include visiting wounded warriors at armed forces medical centers throughout the US. 100% of every dollar collected is used to purchase iPads for soldiers in active duty overseas and for those in recovery at our nation’s hospitals, to provide them an effective means to access the Internet to stay in touch with loved ones at home, download eBooks and learn new skills.