24 May 2013

Tonight marks the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.  Memorial Day, as you know, is a day of remembrance for the men and women who died while fighting for our country. 

I unintentionally honored a veteran last night when I gave $10 to a Vietnam vet, who wasn’t homeless, but was living in the VA Home. I’m going to follow the theme this weekend by giving to Veterans organizations. 

Tonight’s $10 goes to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of War. 

On Memorial Day,  IAVA will lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The organization is asking that we all honor the fallen with a moment of silence at 12:01 PM EDT. 

IAVA, formed in 2004, provides health, employment, education and community resources to   the more than 2.4 million veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars.  

May 24: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of War

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