Memorial Day is the perfect time for your family to show appreciation for the sacrifices America's service members and their families. Taking time as a family to honor our military will make memories that last a lifetime.
There are several easy ways to get involved. Start by phoning your local American Legion Post and volunteer to help place flags on military graves or assist with a Memorial Day ceremony. Organizations such as the American Legion rely completely on volunteers to make Memorial Day Celebrations successful.
Another great way to get your family involved is by writing letters to soldiers. Everyone in the family can write their own letters, or the family can write one letter together. If you don't know a soldier to write to, Soldiers' Angels and A Million Thanks will connect you.
Every combat soldier appreciates letters and packages from home, even if they are sent by a stranger. Make a new military friend and lasting family memories by assembling a care package for a member of the armed forces serving overseas. Find item suggestions and connect with a soldier through Operation Gratitude or AnySoldier.
Memorial weekend is the perfect time to have a yard sale. This year, donate part or all of your profits to a worthy organization that supports our military and their families. Make signs so your customers will know just how your family is helping to make a difference for our veterans. Have the kids sell lemonade and cookies for the cause and get everyone involved. Some worthy organizations to consider for your donation are The Fisher House, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and Operation Homefront.
Make this Memorial Day a celebration your family will remember for a lifetime. Come together, support the troops, and have fun doing it!