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Five ways you can show support on Memorial Day 2020

It’s easy to think of Memorial Day as the start of summer. Pools open, retailers have big sales and it’s a time to celebrate with friends. This year things look different on Memorial Day. As we change our weekend plans and feel remorse for our lifestyle kinks, it’s a good time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day is designated as a day to honor all servicemembers who have honorably served and died in active duty. For families who have lost someone close to them, the Memorial Day ceremonies with large crowds is a reminder to them that their loved one will not be forgotten.

So how do we show our support when many of the country is asked not to gather? Here are five ways to show support.

  1. Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day. Pause at 3 p.m. and hold a minute of silence to remember the fallen on Memorial Day. Consider starting a new tradition of offering a toast to the fallen.
  2. Fly your flag. This is an excellent way to show your support. If you don’t have a flag, consider buying a few small American flags and put one in your yard. If you live in an apartment, put a flag in a window or door.
  3. If you are more action focused you can participate in one of the many virtual run/walks. Or consider making a donation or find a local community organization that supports families of fallen service members.
  4. Share a name or story about a fallen hero on social media. If you don’t personally know someone, do some research online and find a story to share.
  5. Offer support. Remember that military families that have lost loved ones, current and past service members who have lost friends in battle might be having a hard time. Give a call or send a message to let them know you are thinking about them.

It is still important to have fun this weekend. Remember how thankful we should be for everything that we do have, everything that many have scarified their lives to for. Make the precious gift they have given to us worth it.

Caliber Armor we would like to say thank you to those men and women who paid the ultimate price. We will always remember the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. We are deeply grateful.

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Top 5 Ways to Show Support on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

What is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day?

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was founded in 2015 by multiple organizations that joined together to show appreciation for officers in the United States. Celebrated on January 9th each year, this holiday encourages that citizens thank their police officers on this day in support of their services. It is important to show law enforcement officers that we recognize the difficult careers that they have chosen as a public service to protect lives and uphold the law.

This holiday was sparked by the events of 2014 after an officer was involved in a shooting in Ferguson Missouri. The violence and negativity that brewed over that event let to the organization Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) hoping to change that. They discourage the negative attention that police officers have been getting in recent news and hope to turn the image of police officers into a positive one. There are over 900,000 law enforcement officers in the United States. It is vital to show them support during times of difficulty. This holiday helps bring awareness to the difficult decisions police officers have to make each day in the best interest of the law and the people of our county.

  1. Wear blue clothing in support
  2. Send a card or letter of support to your local police department (having kids do this is great too)
  3. Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media use the hashtag: #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay
  4. Change social media profile photo to help show your support
  5. Ask an officer to tell you a story about what their experience is on the job

You can always show support throughout the year. Another good way to support your local law enforcement is by donating and volunteering with your local Police Foundation.