Making a List, and Checking It Twice

Dec 13, 2018

Remember our troops this holiday seasonIt’s the season of giving! While you make lists, and check them twice, don’t forget to add some holiday cheer to someone else’s life. Not everyone can be home for the holidays, and many are missing loved ones who are out defending our freedom.

The Patriots Initiative’s Directory lists only the finest nonprofits serving our military, veterans, and their families. These nonprofits work year-round to make things easier for those who have served, are currently serving, or are supporting from the home front. If you can’t decide on a specific nonprofit, donate directly to one of TPI’s four funds; Wounded and Fallen Fund, Family Support Fund, Warriors in Transition Fund, or the TPI Discretionary Fund.

National Guard sealDecember 7th marks the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Over 2,400 Americans were killed with another 1,180 Americans injured when the Japanese surprise attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7th, 1941. The attack sank four of the United States’ battleships and destroyed 188 aircrafts. While Pearl Harbor Day is not a federal holiday, flags should be flown at half-mast until sunset to honor the lives lost 77 years ago.

Another December date to remember! December 13th is the U.S. National Guard’s Birthday. According to the National Guard website, on this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. Since the founding 382 years ago, the National Guard is now in every state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The National Guard is unique in that it falls under dual control of the state and federal governments.

From all of us at TPI, have a safe and happy holiday season!

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