Monday, May 25, 2009

Honoring the Forgotten on Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. Formerly known as Decoration Day, today we remember the soldiers who died in service to our country.

One of the facts that is constantly overlooked on Memorial Day is that "about one-third of the adult homeless population have served their country in the Armed Services" according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:
http://www1.va.gov/homeless/page.cfm?pg=1

As we celebrate those who have lost their lives in service to our country, one of the best ways that we can honor them is to care their comrades who still carry the memory of their lost brothers and sisters with them.

Consider donating to one of your local homeless ministries today in honor of our fallen heroes, and those who survived to struggle under the burden of homelessness.