When most people think about Memorial Day, they envision cookouts, beach trips, and kicking back and relaxing on a day off. While we certainly support people enjoying the long weekend, we hope they will use the day for what it was intended for – to honor our former United States veterans.
Whether recognizing our fallen heroes with a moment of silence or stopping by a local veteran’s memorial or cemetery to lay flowers in remembrance, take some time this Memorial Day to honor our military members and their families.
Interested in alternative options to show support? Consider supporting a military-focused charity like the Folds of Honor Foundation (FoH). FoH provides education through scholarships to spouses and children of soldiers lost or severely disabled during service to our country. Currently, there are more than one million dependents of military servicemen and women, 87 percent of whom do not qualify for educational assistance. FoH helps make up that difference.
As their corporate philanthropic partner, CORT has remained dedicated to the organization’s mission over the last 8 years and has donated $250,000 since the start of our partnership. To date, this has amounted to 50 scholarships awarded.
To hear some of the scholarship recipient stories, click here. If you would like to make a donation, become a wingman, fill out an application, or learn more about the Folds of Honor mission, please visit www.foldsofhonor.org.
This Memorial Day – have fun, be safe, but most of all, take time to honor the fallen heroes of the United States military.