Through all the hardships and tragedies that seem to be in constant occurrence around us, it is important to recognize those who show their selfless pride for us and our country by making us feel safe. May is noted as being Military Appreciation Month. It’s important to not let this month go by without the acknowledgment and appreciation of the current and retired military members. These soldiers go for months at a time without seeing their loved ones, jump right in the middle of harms way to defend our everyday rights and never ask for anything in return.
Not only is May 27th , Memorial Day, the national holiday designated to the remembrance of veterans, but May 8th is Victory in Europe Day, May 11th Military Spouse Appreciation Day and May 18th Armed Forces Day. Most of us have personally known a military member in our lives, but even if you don’t have one in your family or close circle, let’s take this month to extend a hand in appreciation to those who have served in our military and thank them for all they have done and given up to ensure the safety of our country and its people.
If you are looking for more ways to demonstrate your gratitude, check out the websites below where donations can be made:
The Wounded Warrior Project was established to aid injured soldiers and their families. They hope to gain more awareness of the needs of hurt service members.
Gary Sinise, well-known actor, has set up a program where donations are used to create unique programs to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities to those in need.
Founded in 2003, Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund uses your donations to provide scholarships to children who have had a military parent loose their life in service.
To all our nation’s military members, thank you for your hard work, thank you for your sacrifices, and thank you for making sure this country stays free and safe!