Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, I wanted to suggest some veterans charities you might wish to learn more about and support:

Fisher House: is "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available.

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust: supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities – such as amputation and blindness – and aids and shelters homeless veterans.

USO - United Service Organizations: supports the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform.

National Military Family Association: works to educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and to promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them. is a movement of the Bob Woodruff Foundation that educates the public about the needs of injured service members, veterans and their families as they reintegrate into their communities and empowers people everywhere to take action.

With gratitude to all who are serving now and all those who have gone before them. With special appreciation for those who gave their lives in service to our nation, in particular Uncle Carl.

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