Do, Download, Donate: Memorial Day
Memorial Day honors the men & women who have died while serving in the military. The purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Heading into the long weekend we wanted to offer resources to folks who aim to spend time remembering those who lost their lives and could not come home.
We have curated a list of things to DO, places to DONATE, and edutainment to DOWNLOAD below.
Wear a poppy (in-person or on social media).
Participate in a moment of silence for the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm local time on Memorial Day.
Honor your loved ones and share their story. StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative provides a free platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. Download the app here.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors: TAPS provides comfort, care, and resources to those grieving the death of a military loved one through a 24/7 national peer support network and connection to grief resources at no cost.
Sponsor a $15 “Thank you” Memorial Day bouquet from the Memorial Day Foundation. The Foundation will assemble, transport, and place these special Memorial Floral Wreaths at the War Memorials in New York City.
Stream the PBS Memorial Day Concert on Sunday, May 30th at 8pm ET.
- StoryCorps has compiled a collection of stories from veterans, service members, and their loved ones, listen to their experiences here.