Memorial Day and its weekend is mostly spent with family. There are BBQs, swimming, games, traveling, etc on this day. But who really stops and thinks about what this day really means? As everyone is doing their on “thing” today, let’s take just a minute to really think about.
A day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.
As we serve some great veterans in the camps we visit, some of them really know what today is all about. They’ve seen their friends and their fellow troops, who became like family to them, die in combat. That definitely adds to their inability to live inside. Some still hear the planes and choppers overhead. Some still hear the screams of those in battle. Some still see their friends going down. And some, to this day, still receive no help for this. It’s a terrible shame. Shame on our country for this.
This post is about remembering those we have lost while serving our country. Do you know someone who died while active? If you do and would like to donate in their name, we want to help honor your friend or loved one. Each donation you give in your loved one’s name will be used to help our veterans that are in the woods. What better way to honor your loved one who died as active military, than to help another person who served.
This day is about those who died in battle. But while we observe and honor them, let’s help those that are still fighting their own battles.
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