In this chaotic and dangerous world we live in, I believe that we, as Americans, have it much better than most. We enjoy a higher standard of living, and have opportunities & freedoms that many people in other parts of the world only dream about. And I believe it's due in no small part to the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces to protect this country for hundred of years.
Yet, even today, with terror threats happening all around the world, we often take our safety and our freedoms for granted, instead of taking a few moments to say thank you and do something to show appreciation for our veterans, both current and past, for helping to make these freedoms possible. “Freedom is not free” is the expression that comes to mind, and to fully grasp what that means, talk to a veteran. Better yet, find a way to show your support for all they have done for us. For a few ideas, please see this article, “How to Show Appreciation to our Military, Veterans, Our Fallen Heroes & Their Families”.
As this Memorial Day approaches, I hope you will take a few moments to remember our fallen heroes and show appreciation for those heroes who continue to serve our country. At SRQ Wealth Management, we are taking the opportunity to honor our firm’s clients and friends who have served so nobly in our Armed Forces by sending a donation in their name to Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) to support their Operation Military Assistance Program (OMAP), which helps veterans who are homeless or about to become homeless to obtain or maintain stable, permanent housing - because no one should go homeless – especially not our veterans. To learn more about this program, go to: jfcs-cares.org or go to: thegivingpartner.org
We thank our veterans from the bottom of our hearts for their service to our country, knowing that we truly do live in “the Land of the Free” because of the brave.
Happy Memorial Day!