Memorial Day is a time to celebrate, honor, and remember the military men, women, and families who lost their lives or loved ones while serving our country.
Women play a crucial role in protecting America at home and abroad. There are more than 200,000 women serving on active-duty. Thousands of mothers, sisters, daughters and spouses of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines are also making sacrifices while their loved ones are away.
As an organization dedicated to equity and opportunity for women of all ages in all areas of work, we are committed to advocating for our veterans every day, and that means breaking down barriers and opening up opportunities for them and their families.
Last week, Missouri legislators answered our call to make the Wartime Veterans’ Survivors program permanent – which will help thousands of Missourians whose family members were killed or injured in the line of duty obtain a higher education and build a brighter future for their families.
We’ve also helped pass common-sense reforms to occupational licensing regulations, so it is easier and less expensive for veterans to obtain a professional license.
So this Memorial Day, please consider donating to one of the many worthy charities that support veterans and military families. Children of Fallen Patriots, Navy-Marine Relief Society, and the Semper Fi Fund all do amazing work serving those who have served us.
President & CEO | Women's Foundation