Dear Marine families,
Over the years, the meaning of Memorial Day seems to have taken on the form of a celebration rather than an opportunity to honor those that gave their lives for this country. MarineParents.com would like to remind everyone that while it's okay to enjoy the day and spend time with family and friends, you should also take some time to remember those who gave their lives in service of our country as well as their family members.
In this SPECIAL EDITION of our newsletter, you'll learn more about Memorial Day, the Battlefield Cross, and our Gold Star Legacy outreach program. We encourage you to attend a Memorial Day celebration in your state and have included an article on how to find a ceremony in your state. We are also sending out a call to action for you to help participate in bringing the Gold Star Luminary Initiative to each of our State Capitols this September.
We hope as you read through the newsletter and click the links to "learn more" that you'll share these pages of our websites in social media.
We hope you enjoy the weekend as a holiday and take time to honor the sacrifices of the heroes who died for our freedom and way of life. Join us in making sure our heroes will not be forgotten and in supporting their family members throughout the year.
God bless and Semper Fi!