May 31, 2010

Thank You to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, when we remember the men and women who died while in the military service. Though most of us (including me) spend it with family and friends at backyard barbeques, it's meant to be a day of remembrance. As I told my boys this morning, it's a day when we remember those who died so that we can live free.

In that vein, I encourage you to donate to one of my favorite charities, the USO. They do a lot for those who serve, especially overseas, and especially in combat zones. I particularly like Operation Phone Home, because all of the donations go directly to purchasing phone cards for service members. You can donate to Operation Phone Home or other specific programs here.

Note: I'll be taking the rest of the day off to spend time with my family, but I'll be back tomorrow with some deals and thoughts.

1 comment:

Sara C. said...

The USO was a wonderful place to relax when we were stationed at Eagle Base in Bosnia. The woman who ran it was so kind, like a mother to all. She had her huge white dog Sasha licensed as a therapy dog. You could take Sasha for walks around the base, which was actually very soothing. My dad also donated much to the USO for their work in Vietnam, where he served in the late 1960s. Please support this great organization!