Memorial Day

Hunt Heroes Foundation Supports wear blue: run to remember Virtual Memorial Day Event

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 4:33pm

EL PASO, Texas, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Heroes Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Hunt Military Communities (HMC), is excited to announce its support of the wear blue: run to remember Memorial Day event.

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  • EL PASO, Texas, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Heroes Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Hunt Military Communities (HMC), is excited to announce its support of the wear blue: run to remember Memorial Day event.
  • Since 2018, Hunt Heroes Foundation (HHF) has supported wear blue: run to remember through fundraising, generous donations, and annually supporting this Memorial Day event.
  • Participants are asked to speak their hero's name on Memorial Day and take purposeful steps to serve as a living memorial for those fallen heroes.
  • To find out how you can be more involved in wear blue: run to remember or the Hunt Heroes Foundation, visit www.wearblueruntoremember.org or huntheroesfoundation.org .

Veterans Advantage Honors Our Active Duty Military & Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 4:00am

Veterans Advantage has also been doing its part to support those who served and their families amid the economic downturn during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • Veterans Advantage has also been doing its part to support those who served and their families amid the economic downturn during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • And with the nation beginning to open its doors for business & leisure, Veterans Advantage has been publishing COVID-19 updates from its airline, hotel, and car rental partners providing "VetRewards Exclusives" to Veterans Advantage.
  • Finally, in honor of Military Appreciation Month leading up to Memorial Day, Veterans Advantage calls on all Americans to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 pm local time this Monday, May 25.
  • This is the true meaning of Memorial Day, the most solemn national military holiday of the year," added Higgins.

American Legion leader calls on public to light up the night on Memorial Day

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:16pm

Oxford added that American Legion posts can alert their local media of this nationwide call for remembrance, with candles to be lit at dusk on May 25.

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  • Oxford added that American Legion posts can alert their local media of this nationwide call for remembrance, with candles to be lit at dusk on May 25.
  • Any way you choose, light a candle of remembrance, or three, for the fallen to let the world know that Memorial Day matters deeply to The American Legion, even if ceremonies and public observances are significantly changed this year."
  • Stories and images from such Memorial Day observances can be posted on legion.org/legiontown as well as social media channels like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, tagging The American Legion National Headquarters.
  • The American Legion, www.legion.org , is the nation's largest and most influential veterans organization.

Ancestry® Announces Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” in Honor of 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 5:53pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200508005230/en/
    This Memorial Day virtual parade, which also helps commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, will bring to life stories of strength and hope through exclusive veteran interviews and special tributes.
  • HISTORY , Wounded Warrior Project , The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation , Heroes of the Second World War and TAPS all teamed up with Ancestry to produce the joint tribute to those who sacrificed their lives to secure our freedom.
  • This Memorial Day, Ancestry is making it easier for people to discover their personal connections to the war, and commemorate those who served and sacrificed.
  • We couldnt be more honored to partner with Ancestry to bring to life stories of remembrance this Memorial Day, said Lt. Gen.

Nuvision Credit Union Provided over 11,400 Gallons of Gas to Military & Veterans on Memorial Day

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 1:41am

Nuvision Credit Union hosted its fifth annual gas giveaway on Memorial Day as a tribute to veterans and active military personnel who have proudly and selflessly served our country.

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  • Nuvision Credit Union hosted its fifth annual gas giveaway on Memorial Day as a tribute to veterans and active military personnel who have proudly and selflessly served our country.
  • and Huntington Beach, Calif., where it was able to service more than 1,000 vehicles this Memorial Day, totaling more than 11,400 gallons of gas pumped.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190530005932/en/
    Nuvision executive team members personally thanking military personnel during the Memorial Day gas giveaway.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Every year on Memorial Day, Nuvision organizes a gas giveaway dedicated to military personnel as a gesture of gratitude for their noble dedication to serving our country in selfless sacrifice.

University of Phoenix Survey Finds About Half of US Adults can Define the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 1:07pm

A new University of Phoenix survey discovers that many U.S. adults could be losing sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day.

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  • A new University of Phoenix survey discovers that many U.S. adults could be losing sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day.
  • Americans most often confused Memorial Day with Veterans Day, a holiday to thank living veterans for their sacrifice.
  • More than one in four (27 percent) described Memorial Day as a holiday honoring all military veterans.
  • As a result of the survey, the University hopes to encourage Americans to remember fallen service members this holiday.

Cars.com Partners with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) for Memorial Day Weekend Campaign

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:05pm

All contributions will be placed into the TAPS Emergency Financial Assistance Fund which provides financial help to families in emergency situations.

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  • All contributions will be placed into the TAPS Emergency Financial Assistance Fund which provides financial help to families in emergency situations.
  • "Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor the men, women and families who selflessly serve our country, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
  • Participating dealers and automakers will be featured in a special CARS and TAPS Memorial Day weekend campaign encouraging consumers to shop and have their vehicles serviced with participating partners.
  • The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America's fallen military heroes.

Phil Kraft Gets His Day In Darien

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

DARIEN, Conn., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Kraft was honored after a lifetime of service on behalf of U.S. military veterans.

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  • DARIEN, Conn., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phil Kraft was honored after a lifetime of service on behalf of U.S. military veterans.
  • Kraft, who currently serves as executive director of the veterans' assistance organization HonorBound Foundation in Darien, was honored recently when Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson presented Kraft with a proclamation that declared May 5th as Phil Kraft Day in Darien.
  • "Phil has made it his mission to see that no veteran is ever forgotten," Stevenson said.
  • He's been a fixture at the town's annual Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day, Veterans Day and 9/11 celebrations for years as master of ceremonies.

Veterans Charities Partner to Honor the Fallen this Memorial Day

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 7:45pm

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) partners with The Memorial Day Foundation every year to ensure the nation knows the true meaning of the holiday recognized on the last Monday in May.

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  • Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) partners with The Memorial Day Foundation every year to ensure the nation knows the true meaning of the holiday recognized on the last Monday in May.
  • WWP veterans will join the foundation to visit and lay bouquets of red flowers at war memorials around New York City and other cities around the nation.
  • The founders of The Memorial Day Foundation, Vietnam veterans Paul D'Elia and James Bruno, thought the day was losing its meaning.
  • The Memorial Day tour will visit seven monuments to fallen heroes on Monday, May 28.

MAGLITE® Joins Patriotic Americans and Organizations as Sponsor of The American Veterans Center and National Memorial Day Parade

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 6:12pm

On Memorial Day in Washington D.C., hundreds of thousands of Americans will line the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

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  • On Memorial Day in Washington D.C., hundreds of thousands of Americans will line the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for our country.
  • This year marks the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day, initially known as Decoration Day when it originated in the years following the Civil War.
  • MAGLITE is sponsoring their appearance.Honorary Grand Marshal is famed actor and veterans' advocate Gary Sinise.
  • Each flashlight is a result of an obsession with fine engineering, craftsmanship and a commitment to perfection.