Family Magazine

Providing Respect and Comfort on Memorial Day

By Sandwichedboomers @SandwichBoomers
Providing Respect and Comfort on Memorial Day This Memorial Day we respectfully remember those who have fallen in service to our country, those who have served and returned, and those who are currently in harm's way in our defense. Please join as we express our gratitude to these brave young men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms over the years.
Many Americans will visit a veteran's cemetery this Memorial Day, including the Los Angeles National Cemetery. With thousands of identical tombstones stretching, row by row, as far as the eye can see, only Arlington is a larger veterans' burial site in America. Every year Boy Scouts place a flag by each grave, acknowledging the individual importance of each person who served the country. As I found when I visited last year, it is a place of meaning and reflection, whether you visit on Memorial Day or any other day of the year.
If you wish to honor the men and women who assume duty, there are several organizations that provide important services for our military personnel and their families. Perhaps you would like to support some of them in their important work:
Joining Forces is a national initiative that provides members of the Armed Services and their families opportunities and support. A government website can help you search for volunteer opportunities to help military families in your community.
Fisher House gives families the chance to be close to their military loved ones who are hospitalized and provides scholarships to support programs improving the quality of life for military families.
The mission of The Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded soldiers with a variety of programs to strengthen Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement, including PTSD evaluation.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors provides comfort to those who have lost a loved one in service to America.
Aimed specifically toward family members, Our Military Kids sponsors sports, arts and tutoring programs for kids of National Guard and Reserve members and Operation Showergives baby showers for military family moms-to-be.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Tasting Notes: Black Isle: 5-A-Day

    Tasting Notes: Black Isle: 5-A-Day

    Black Isle: 5-A-Day (Scotland: Fruit Session IPA: 3.5% ABV)Visual: Darkened yellow to brown. Very large off white bubbled head.Nose: Passion-fruit. Lightly... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Alcoholandaphorisms
    DRINK, FOOD & DRINK
  • Classic Media Advertising Pages

    Classic Media Advertising Pages

    I frequently feel like running the Harvey Mercheum is a lot like juggling, trying to keep many balls in the air at once. It turns out that I am a terrible... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Hmcurator
    BOOKS
  • 06.23.18 It’s Elrich Vs. Blair – What Kind of County Do You Want to Live In?

    06.23.18 It’s Elrich Blair What Kind County Want Live

    It is now a two-man race for Montgomery County executive. You can choose Marc Elrich, the least ego-driven, most ethical politician in the county, someone who... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Keith Berner
    POLITICS, SOCIETY
  • It’s a Boy! Joanna Gaines Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

    It’s Boy! Joanna Gaines Gives Birth Baby

    FirstLadyB | B Inspired By Entertainment News It’s a boy for Chip and Joann... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Firstladyb
    SPIRITUALITY
  • Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Jetting away to Shanxi Province to see one of its famous cities, going for the ancient delights I was excited to experience my fifth China Highlights tour in... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Joseph Harrison
    TRAVEL
  • Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Datong, China: Shanxi's Ancient Trophy!

    Jetting away to Shanxi Province to see one of its famous cities, going for the ancient delights I was excited to experience my fifth China Highlights tour in... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Josephharrison1990
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Ryan Navion B

    Ryan Navion

    @ San Carlos, CA May 2018 The Navion four-seat aircraft was originally designed and built by North American Aviation in the 1940s. It was later built by Ryan... Read more

    The 23 June 2018 by   Htam
    PHOTOGRAPHY, SOCIETY

Magazines