To the Editor:
As the daughter of a World War II veteran, I hold a special place in my heart for the parents, siblings, spouses, and friends of those who served. I can't help but think of all the men and women who have gone to fight for this great nation and didn't make it home.
While we are all guilty of celebrating the unofficial start of summer and encouraging each other to "have a good weekend," it is important to remember the reason for the holiday weekend: Memorial Day is the day Americans set aside to honor those brave men and women who met tragic ends while defending our freedom. It is our duty to honor their sacrifices, to pray for their families, and to bow our heads in recognition of their service.
This Memorial Day, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 invites you to pause for just a few moments to pay tribute to the fallen. We must never forget.
The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is the world's largest women's patriotic service organization, with nearly three-quarters of a million members and more 8,000 units in communities across the nation. The ALA serves nearly one million veterans every year. Right here in Arlington and our surrounding communities, we continue to help mitigate the challenges our veterans face and deliver upon our mission by organizing multiple events and fundraisers throughout the year to support veterans, military, and their families.
To learn more about the Auxiliary's mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.
Denise Colety, President
Arlington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69