Friday, May 25, 2012

This Memorial Day, Remember Those who Served

I recorded this video in 2010. Gold Star Mom Debbie Lee tells about the 2006 death of her son Marc in Ramadi, Iraq. “He gave up all of his tomorrows,” she says, “so that we could have our todays. And I want to challenge you to not waste the todays that have been gifted to us by the men and the women who serve in the military. They have sacrificed and given so much.”

Also features Diana Nagy of Tea Party Express, singing “Where Freedom Flies.”

Please remember our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and their families this Memorial Day and consider giving to the many charities that cater to their needs. Here are some worthy ones:

USO
From their website, www.uso.org:

Thanks to your generosity, the USO fulfills its mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Through the USO, you touch their lives through an extensive range of programs at more than 150 centers in 27 countries, and at hundreds of entertainment events each year. Thousands of USO volunteers do everything possible to provide a home away from home for our troops and to keep them connected to the families they left behind.
The USO makes sure your help goes to those who need it the most: troops serving in combat, their families, our wounded warriors and their families, and families of the fallen.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
www.nmcrs.org:

The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need.

The Military Friends Foundation
www.militaryfriends.org (Do not confuse with militaryfriends.com, which is a dating site):

The Military Friends Foundation recognizes the unique contributions and sacrifices made by Massachusetts National Guard and Reserve families. We are proud to offer financial assistance to eligible families who have faced hardships related to active service.

You can donate to these organizations at their websites. Please be generous with your support. Our military is certainly generous in supporting us.

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