On the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, it's a good day to remember the men and women who have served our country.
Some possible activities include:
- Visit a cemetery and place a flag or flowers on veterans’ graves.
- Visit war memorials.
- Fly the U.S. flag.
- Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. to pause and think about the meaning of Memorial Day and listen to the taps being played.
- Volunteer with a local veterans’ group or organization or attend an event.
- Donate to a charity that helps veterans.
People donate more than $2.5 billion every year to more than 40,000 American charities with military-related missions.
Which charities do a good job helping veterans?
Every year during Military Appreciation Month in May, Charity Navigator prepares list of highly-rated organizations that provide a variety of services from lifting troops’ morale to offering financial assistance for food, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. All of the organizations demonstrate financial responsibility and a commitment to accountability and transparency best practices, according to Charity Navigator.
Some of the organizations include:
- The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust
- Hire Heroes USA
- Homes For Our Troops
- Give an Hour
- Hope For The Warriors