A Message from NFRW President Eileen Sobjack
During the month of May, we honor the sacrifices and service of our U.S. military members.
Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day, a time to remember U.S. military who died while serving and defending our nation. The NFRW Armed Services Committee shares the following ways you can commemorate our fallen heroes:
- Wear a memorial button or red poppy.
- Pause at 3pm during the "National Moment of Remembrance."
- Display the American flag. Fly it at half-staff until noon.
- Visit a national cemetery or memorial, or attend a parade or a religious service.
- Consider supporting the surviving families of our fallen dead.
May is also Military Appreciation Month. I visited some of the veterans' memorials in DC, including the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Women’s, and Vietnam Wall.
While I was there, I saw hundreds of recipients of the Honor Flight. It was a great pleasure to extend a thank you for their sacrifices and service. The mission of Honor Flight is to celebrate veterans by inviting them to spend a day at our nation’s memorials. Donations make it possible for this program to continue honoring our veterans with a special day in DC. This year, Honor Flight sent the 250,000th veteran to Washington, DC!
Even though May is a special time of recognition, Republican women make it a priority to honor and support our service members and veterans, and their families, throughout the year. The NFRW Armed Services Committee has published ideas, information and organizations in a pamphlet. Download the pamphlet here
Here's one suggestion. In the most recent Republican Women Today podcast, Monica Kozlowski shares how Republican women can get involved in the important Veterans History Project. Monica serves on the NFRW Executive Committee and is the advisor to the NFRW Armed Services Committee. She is also an Army wife and a mother to a son who is currently deployed. Listen to the podcast here