While Memorial Day has come to signify beach getaways and backyard cookouts, its true purpose has never been more important.
It is easy to take for granted the freedom we know and the safety we feel. But we live in dangerous times. Every day, our servicemembers stand in harm’s way to defend our nation.
The last Monday of May is set aside to honor all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving America. In paying tribute to their bravery, we must also remember the sacrifices of those they left behind.
Care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.
-President Abraham Lincoln
As a supporter of the Gary Sinise Foundation, you recognize the importance of keeping our nation’s defenders and their families strong. On behalf of so many grateful heroes, we thank you for your dedication, your trust, and your generosity.
God bless you and yours this holiday weekend.
**National Memorial Day Concert
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8pm ET on PBS**
For the 10th year, Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna (star of CBS hit drama Criminal Minds and a Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassador) will host the National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capital. Don’t miss it!