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10 Ways to Support Troops & Veterans on Memorial Day

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May 25, 2015 marks a day when our entire nation pauses to reflect on the heroic sacrifice our men and women in uniform have made in defense of our nation’s precious freedom, liberty, and way of life.

Memorial Day is meant to be a solemn occasion as we salute the fallen who have so selflessly given their “last full measure of devotion” to our beloved country. As we salute our brave and gallant soldiers who have given their lives for our nation, let us also remember the living.

Whether it’s a battle-scared veteran of the Gulf War, an Army soldier on patrol in Afghanistan, a Navy pilot on the flight deck, or a Vietnam-era vet; no matter what the conflict or where they are stationed, these brave soldiers, sailors, airmen and women, and members of the Reserve and National Guard deserve our undying gratitude.Support-Troops-On-Memorial-Day

Show Your Support for Our Troops & Veterans This Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, and every day, let us give heartfelt thanks for their service. That’s why we here at Central Valley Volkswagen, your hometown VW dealership in Modesto, California believe one of the best ways to honor the memory of these American patriots is to actively support our troops and veterans. For this reason, we’ve put together the following list of 10 ways we can all give back to those who served and continue to serve in our armed forces.

1) Wounded Warrior Project

This national organization’s motto is: “The greatest casualty is being forgotten.” They provide an extensive range of services for wounded veterans, as well as raise awareness of the needs of injured service members.

2) Disabled American Veterans

Supports physical and psychological rehab programs to ill, injured or wounded veterans. More than 96% of all monies taken in go to a variety of programs that provide food, shelter, and other needs.

3) The USO

For years, the USO has been the backbone of serving the many needs of service men and service women, as well as veterans, and their families. Donating to this most worthy organization helps to provide a myriad of important programs and services.

4) Home for Our Troops

Builds mortgage free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured war veterans.

5) Books for Soldiers

A website where you can donate books, DVDs, other materials to our fighting forces at home and overseas.

6) Operation Homefront

Created by spouses of active-duty military personnel where you can donate money, household goods, vehicles, and other items to help military families. Funds are used to pay for daily family expenses for those whose family members are serving overseas.

7) Operation Uplink

Working alongside the VFW Foundation, this organization purchases phone cards for troops and hospitalized veterans so they can stay in touch with loved ones.

8) Voices From Home

Provides active-duty military with the opportunity to send and receive voicemails from loved ones. Coordinated by AmVets, a non-profit organization.

9) Soldiers’ Angels

Adopt a soldier and send care packages filled with useful items from home. The organization also sends cards and letters, serves lunches to vets, and provides voice-controlled laptops for the wounded.

10) Fisher House Foundation

Working in partnership with the Dept. of Defense, this organization offers round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured and ill service members and their families through their Hero Miles Program to attend authorized events or travel for medical treatment. You can donate your frequent flyer miles from a number of airlines.

Thanks to your generosity, our American heroes and their families can live better lives. It’s a great way to give back to our troops this Memorial Day.

Declare Victory on High Prices at Central Valley Volkswagen

In celebration of Memorial Day, we’re defeating high prices with star-spangled savings on our wide selection of new Volkswagens, like the award-winning 2015 Golf family, Motor Trend’s 2015 Car of the Year.

Take aim on explosive deals, with exceptional special offers and manufacturer incentives. Stop by our VW dealership in Modesto and let us show you just how easy it is to drive away in a new VW. We’re conveniently located at 4620 N. McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA 95356. For Sales, please call 877-762-4792.

Happy Memorial Day, from your Central Valley VW family!Support-Veterans-on-Memorial-Day

Sources

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=531#.VRxQ0vnF89Y

http://www.military.com/veterans-day/ways-to-give-back-to-veterans.html

http://www.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering/info-2004/11_ways_to_help_the_troops.html

http://life.familyeducation.com/slideshow/memorial-day/70273.html

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