Sunday, May 26, 2013

Honoring our Veterans

Memorial Day is this Monday, May 27th.  It is a US federal holiday which occurs every year on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate both the Union and Confederate Soldiers who had died.

A great way to remember those who have given their lives while serving, is to help and honor those still alive who have served. 

by, Christine Pelosi CoFounder, DNC Veterans and Military Families Council

"As the president reminds us, our moment of national reflection should not be just a minute, but a sustained commitment to honor the fallen by lifting up our veterans."

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 131,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night . In addition, approximately twice that many experience homelessness over the course of a year. Conservatively, one out of every three homeless men who is sleeping in a doorway, alley or box in our cities and rural communities has put on a uniform and served this country

According to a study by Cornell University
In the year 2011, an estimated 19.1 percent (plus or minus 0.32 percentage points) of non-institutionalized civilian veterans aged 21 to 64 years reported having a VA service-connected disability in the United States.  Wounded Warrior Project is one of several organizations supporting and helping disabled veterans.  You can donate to their cause online.

We offer Military Garden Flags that can also be personalized to honor both veterans and those who are actively serving any time of year.

Thank you for reading.

Marilee and Josie
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