Memorial Day: A Time to Remember & Reflect

Today we pause to remember and honor those who have lost their lives in military service.

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” – Harry S. Truman

At a recent conference, I had the privilege of meeting the parents of Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country on August 26, 2021, during non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

This Memorial Day, let's go beyond just saying "Thank you for your service" and take action. Join me in supporting Freedom 13's efforts to create a Veteran's Recreational Retreat Village—a place where our heroes can find solace, healing, and well-deserved relaxation. 

By contributing to this meaningful cause, we can make a real difference in the lives of our veterans and their families. Together, let's honor their service and provide them with the support they deserve.

To learn more and show your support, visit:

Every donation, big or small, brings us one step closer to creating a lasting legacy of gratitude. Let's come together and make a positive impact this Memorial Day. 

Submitted by New Fairfield, CT

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