CHALLENGE: Remember ONE of the 16 MILLION that served during World War II.
"Be the Difference"
START CHALLENGE AND TAKE ACTION:
- 16,112,566 served
- 405,399 killed
- 670,847 wounded
REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING OF "MEMORIAL DAY" AND "VETERANS DAY"
CONSIDER DONATING TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS
Homes for Our Troops is a privately funded nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injuried Veteran Post - 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. 100% of donations go directly to the program. (The Board of Trustees of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund underwrites all administrative costs and no portion of contributions are deducted.)
Fisher House Foundation has provided “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes offer free, temporary lodging to military and veterans’ families, allowing them to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and focus on what’s important - the healing process. There are 78 Fisher Houses located in the US, Germany and United Kingdom. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $400+ million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation remembers New York City Firefighter Stephen Siller whowas off duty and raced to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and was killed. It supports first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty.
Note: Statistics are from American Battle Monuments Commission, The National World War II Museum, and "Principal Wars of Conflicts in Which the United States Participated: U.S. Military Personnel Serving and Casualties" from Nese F. DeBruyne and Anne Leland, "American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics," Congressional Research Service Report RL32492.