Memorial Day 2024: A Moment of Reflection in Celebration

| June 18, 2024 | Go Energistics

Memorial Day has a long and storied history in our country. Its origin dates back to the Civil War, when it was created to honor those lost in our nation’s most horrific internal conflict. Eventually, it was expanded as a national holiday honoring those who have lost their lives in all American wars. Over time, the day’s celebrations have grown to be viewed as the unofficial start of summer, with cookouts, beach days and retail sales coming to mind just as much as memorials. While we enjoy all the joy the summer season has to offer, it is important to remember to reserve time to acknowledge the bravery and ultimate sacrifice that has brought us here as Americans, and ensure that our fallen heroes are never forgotten.

At Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF), we understand the importance of honoring our nation’s heroes and have made it our mission to provide our support to those who return home. Our work has brought us face to face with countless Veterans, and we are keenly aware of the significance this day holds for them. Those we support through our programs have more than likely lost someone in their time supporting our nation, with unseen emotional scars forming alongside the physical scars of combat. With that in mind, we’d like to encourage our readers and supporters to reach out to the Veterans in your life as you celebrate Memorial Day. Take some time to hear their stories of bravery, sacrifice, love, friendship and loss. In that reflection, you honor both those lost and those who have made it home.

Here are a few ways you can get involved – Memorial Day weekend and throughout the year:

Become a Sponsor: Harness the power of your organization to support YRF’s mission and support those who have served.

Donate: Contribute your time, resources, and expertise to Yellow Ribbon Fund and similar organizations that provide crucial support services to our troops and their families.

Raise Awareness: Follow YRF on social media and join us in raising awareness of our mission to honor our troops and support our Veterans.

Volunteer: Get involved with YRF, and similar organizations that support our nation’s heroes through fundraising events and donated services.

Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our Veterans – this holiday weekend and throughout the year.

Learn more about YRF and how you can help here.

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Go Energistics

Go Energistics, is a Texas-based Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB). They are a values-based organization composed of primarily service-disabled veterans and veterans who have experienced the impact of inefficient/inadequate systems within the logistics industry, medical facilities, and distribution systems. The partnership between Yellow Ribbon Fund and Go Energetics is a powerful example of the impact that can be achieved when organizations and individuals come together to support our military service members and their families.