Author: Julia | Contributor

Why We Observe Memorial Day

What began as an informal tribute in the turbulent aftermath of the Civil War, became a federal holiday dedicated to America’s fallen service members. Learn why this solemn celebration is always the last Monday in May, the significance of red poppies, and how you can pay respect to the men and women who made the…

Healthy Planet, Healthier People

April brings three special celebrations: Earth Day, Arbor Day, and World Health Day, whose 2022 theme is “Our Planet, Our Health.” We constantly strive to reduce our carbon footprint and develop greener processes. Every day is Earth Day for each of us – businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. At…

Paid or Unpaid, U.S. Caregivers Represent a “Cornerstone of Society”

Whether they are loving family members or paid healthcare and social services professionals, the dedicated individuals who identify as U.S. “caregivers” represent profoundly significant sources of support to anyone who is sick or nearing the end of life. According to recent data, the number of paid and unpaid caregivers continues to grow, the stresses and…

How to Prepare for Hard Days Ahead

The days and weeks after losing someone we love are hard, but for most, the hardest point in the grieving journey actually comes much later. Once the rest of our community has begun to move on, we are faced with the difficult task of resuming our day-to-day lives without our loved one with us. Birthdays,…

Resources for Veteran Families

All Veterans deserve to receive benefits that they have earned by faithfully serving our country. Below, you will find a variety of resources to help you find the information you need. Applications Application for Burial Benefits Application for Headstone or Marker Application for American Flag Application for Presidential Memorial Certificate Request for Military Record Application…