In a year that, few will argue, has been unreasonably difficult for almost everyone, the holiday season offers us many opportunities to open our hearts, connect with others, and participate in something greater than ourselves. With that in mind, Wreaths Across America (WAA), a national non-profit organization that honors our military with a mission is to ‘Remember, Honor, and Teach,’ will continue this December with the placement of sponsored veterans’ wreaths at 2500 participating locations across America, most notably at Arlington National Cemetery. A highly-anticipated part of this annual event is the weeklong, miles-long parade of tractor trailers, wrapped vehicles carrying veterans and Gold Star Families, law enforcement and motorcycle riders, leading the escort of wreaths to Arlington for placement.
Everybody knows that Memorial Day isn’t just about being off work and getting a bargain at one of the big sales. If you have family members or friends who are Veterans, be sure to thank them today for they service, and show them that their sacrifice matters to us, now more than ever. Enjoy your day!
My father was a veteran of two wars, having served in the Marine Corp in both World War II and Korea. Despite the fact that I do not support acts of war, his and others’ selfless service to our country has inspired me to support the efforts of the USO for many years now. On this Memorial Day, please remember the men and women who sacrifice so much to serve in our military by making a tax-deductible donation to USO Dot Org – which will help support our troops, lift their spirits and honor their service – at this link. Thank you.
Like some of you out there, my office is closed today in observance of Veteran’s Day, so I have the day off work. Even though I enjoyed the hedonistic pleasure of staying in bed like a sloth until the ungodly hour of 8:30 AM, I am nevertheless using my time off to get some work done; transcribing an interview for an artist bio I have on deck. There are worse ways to spend a quiet weekday at home. At any rate, I wanted to give a shout out to all of the men and women who have served our country through military service. My Dad, who just celebrated his ninetieth birthday last month, is a retired career Marine and a proud Veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. The stories he could tell you would blow your head right off. He is awesome and I am proud that he is my Dad. I am not a fan or supporter of any war, but I support our troops. President Obama, please bring our guys home.