The Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, DC, was based on the iconic photo of five United States Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. For decades, there has been a legend that the sculptor of the monument, Felix de Weldon, had secretly added a thirteenth hand to the statue to represent the hand of God in the miraculous flag raising. Despite de Weldon’s denial – and an actual study of the memorial, which only has 12 hands – the myth of the thirteenth hand continues to this day.

Hill Country Family Services is honored to serve our community, and we’re becoming involved with every other critical agency to better provide for those individuals and families who need our help. But we cannot do it alone. As our community grows, our needs are increasing. Please help us lead families, children, seniors, veterans, single mothers, and the mentally and physically disabled out of crisis and hunger. Please be our Thirteenth Hand.

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