A few weeks ago, we observed Memorial Day. Since the end of the Civil War, this has been a day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Just weeks before the end of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln pleaded with his fellow citizens to, “bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” As I was reflecting on the meaning of Memorial Day, it reminded me that we all need to do more to honor those who are serving or have served in our armed forces to protect our freedoms and American way of life.
Serve.gov, the federal agency charged with promoting and fostering volunteering and national service in America and managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), offered these ten ways you can “give back” to the more than 23 million American men and women who have served in the military:
Please join me in honoring, remembering, recognizing, and appreciating those who are now in our armed forces and those who have served in the past. To all our veterans: Thank you for your service.