When most people think about Memorial Day, they envision cook outs, 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 service men and women, 87 percent of whom do not qualify for educational assistance. FoH helps make up that difference.
CORT has been a proud partner of FoH for the last five years, helping FoH award over 16,000 scholarships to-date. Scholarships are used to subsidize the costs of tuition, books, fees, on-campus room and board, tutoring, and other approved educational expenses that a student’s school may deem appropriate.
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.