Memorial Day: How To Get Involved
The meaning behind Memorial Day is often overshadowed by excitement for weekend vacations, barbecues and beach days. This year, take time to honor the men and women that have lost their lives serving in the armed forces.
Ways to get involved:
• Honor fallen heroes by volunteering at a veterans cemetery on Memorial Day or any time of year. Volunteers can give cemetery tours, help with maintenance, raise and lower flags and more. Use the National Cemetery Administration website to find a volunteer opportunity near you.
[note: Santa Fe National Cemetery is the nearest to Buffoon.]
• Attend a Memorial Day parade. Search the U.S. Memorial Day Parade Directory to find an event in your community.
• The American Red Cross is asking volunteers to honor Memorial Day by giving blood to save American lives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit the Red Cross website to make an appointment to donate.
[note: in central NM, United Blood Services handles blood donations - not the Red Cross!]
• Bring a smile to the faces of deployed troops around the world by sending them a USO Care Package. Each care package is $25.
Monday, May 31, 2010
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