Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

On Memorial Day we remember and honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. We also should stop and thank all those who are serving now, or who served in the past.

Marine Corps Kids is dedicated to supporting our military families by welcoming new babies and supporting the children and wives/partners of those serving. We focus on happy times - the birth of a new baby and holidays to send gifts. Many kids, though, are dealing with loss and sadness.

This article talks about the annual "good grief" camp for those military kids who have lost a parent. It's definitely a worth while read.

"More than 4,300 children of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are growing up, forging their own paths while keeping the connection to their mom or dad alive in ways ranging from annual backyard barbeques on the anniversary of the parent's death to keeping a music box of his favorite song."
Today, let us remember those who gave their lives for us. But tomorrow, lets not forget the men and women who are currently serving and their families. The gifts that Marine Corps Kids send to the babies and children of our military are just a small way to say thank you and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice.

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