The Holiday Season is here! This time of year gives us the opportunity to spend time with our friends and family and to make memories with the people we love. The holidays can be particularly tough for military families and service members who are facing a deployment. No amount of emailing or video chatting can take the place of physically being with a loved one…especially during the holidays. When you stop and think about how many people are affected by deployment and how much is sacrificed by both the serviceman/woman and the family that is “left behind”, we can’t help but feel a great sense of gratitude as well as a renewed appreciation for all of the blessings we oftentimes take for granted.
Below are several links to organizations/projects/ foundations that can help us say “thanks” to those who have served. Many of these groups even offer opportunities to help year-round.