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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.  

War-time military service isn't glamorous, it is emotionally stressing and physically dangerous.  I thank those who have served, from World War II veterans that still live, through the Vietnam and Korean actions, up to recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  There are many bases around the world and service members who may not be seeing "action," but I thank them still.  The families who have lost loved ones are in my thoughts today, as well.  Today is not about whether a war is right or wrong, it is about those who served their nation when the nation asked.

If you want to send the something to service members actively serving, then check out this informative site to find out how, but they specify letters or postcards now rather than care packages.  (click here for website.)  Or consider the Fisher House Project which provides housing for families of wounded service-members at VA facilities (click here for website.)   You could pick a Fisher House and send a care package to a family with a wounded soldier receiving treatment.

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