I know many people who are in the military, have been in the military, or are married to members of the military. These people have made so many sacrifices for our continued freedom, and my entire family is so grateful for you!
A little education first…Veterans Day is a day to thank and celebrate the living members who have or still are serving our country. Memorial Day is set aside to respectfully remember and mourn the soldiers we lost in battle.
We can say thank you in many different ways. Giving a shout out to your soldiers on social media is great. Stopping a soldier on the street and thanking him or her for their service is wonderful. But we can say thank you in other ways, too.
Today I encourage you to give a donation to charities that help out our soldiers and their families. Lets thank the heroes who fought for our freedom by giving back to them.
You should know that in no way will I be compensated for any of these recommendations. These are military charities that have a good record personally with military members and their families and came recommended to me by military families themselves.
If you really want to thank a soldier and their family, give back.
From their website: Since 1941, the United Service Organizations has stood by our troops through every step of their service. From deployment to rehabilitation and reintegration, we’re there for soldiers and their families. Because we are not a government agency, we rely on generous support from donors like you to fund programs and services that best fit the needs of our troops.
From their website: The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.
From their website: Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. Couples participate in Biblically-based seminars that help strengthen their relationships with God and others and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation with outdoor activities at our Alaskan wilderness lodge. We continue to support these men and women after their initial stay, keeping their spiritual needs and marriages a priority.
From their website: The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. We work to ensure that no one is left behind.
From their website:
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
This time of year there are many organizations and people in need of donations. But please strongly consider opening your heart to giving a little more to the people who have given so much to you!
Do you know of another great charity that helps out military members and their families? Please let us know about them!