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Don’t Shop. Support Causes.

November 19, 2017 Leave a comment


My favorite gift last year was from my mom who donated to Heifer International in my name. It was the best gift ever, so please consider giving the gift of caring. Don’t shop. Support causes.

On the news, a woman said she was going to spend much more money this year on gifts than any other, and I wondered if any causes would benefit from her generosity. Would there be children who could count on food on their table and a roof over their heads? Would their parents have an opportunity to provide for their family?

Last year, my family gave gifts from Heifer International, and it made my day to know that families would have a hand up in the new year with thoughtful gifts that help others.

You can buy gifts to give to your family members like jewelry, accessories, clothes, etc. that benefit others, and you can send cards that announce a gift donated in honor of your family member.

Here’s some organizations to check out: 

Greater Good is an umbrella organization that assists with fighting Hunger, Breast Cancer, Animals, Veterans, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Literacy, and the Rainforest. You can choose to support the site in general or support a particular cause by clinking on your preference.

Heifer International

“Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”

“ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.”

You can make an impact by changing lives for the better. Please consider giving gifts that help others this season.

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. – Bill Gates



The Ultimate Sacrifice & Hope

This Memorial Day, I honor all of our fallen heroes for their ultimate sacrifice and hope for peace in our world.


On Memorial Day, I don’t want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live. -Eric Burdon






Thank You for Your Service, Veterans

November 11, 2016 Leave a comment


To all those who have served and are serving, their families and their friends; thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you find strength, happiness and peace on this Veterans Day and in the years to come.

In Honor of Our Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 3 comments

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

Please take a moment on this Memorial Day to remember the soldiers who have given their lives to defend our country.

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. – Douglas MacArthur

Thanking and Serving Those Who Serve

Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and thanking our troops who serve:

Maureen French

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Please take a moment this Memorial Day to give thanks to those who have given their lives to defend our country, to those who are risking their lives to protect our country, and to their family and friends who wish they could be safe and sound back home.

The USO provides all of us the opportunity to send an email to those who serve and to their families: Thanking Those Who Serve

And for those of you who wish to serve those who serve us, you can volunteer: Serving Those Who Serve

Freedom is never free.”  – Author Unknown

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Fight “Delay, Deny, Wait Till I Die” this Memorial Day

Today, we give thanks to our Veterans, but actions speak louder than words, so remember to advocate for them as well.

Maureen French Support Our Troops and Veterans

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It may be the unofficial start to summer, but this day has more meaning. Don’t just celebrate Memorial Day, support our Troops and Veterans who have fought for our country. There are many issues that need our attention, but this Memorial Day’s post focuses on two incredibly pressing concerns.

Delay, deny, wait till I die.” I was stunned to hear this statement from one of our Veterans. The phrase has become a rallying cry about Veterans’ benefits. It’s a sad state of affairs when Veterans who put their lives on the line for our country are not taken care of when they return home. If we can pay for a war, then we can pay to support our Veterans. Case in point: The Department of Veteran Affairs approved one WWII Veteran’s pension benefits three months after his death. We need to…

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Are We Truly Honoring Our Vets?

November 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Are We Truly Honoring our Vets?
By John Moyle, US Veteran

St. Louis PowerCast

honoring those who served

Monday is Veterans Day, a day we honor those men and women whom at one time wore the uniform to defend our country.    Veterans come in all shapes and sizes.  Some served during times of peace, some during war.  Some are combat veterans, some are not.  Some came home whole, and others sacrificed parts of their body while serving our nation.   On Monday we honor them all.

Something that has troubled me for a while is the lack of support I see from people who believe they support veterans.  I run into people every day that say they “support our troops”, regularly thank veterans and active military members for their service, etc.   As a vet, while I appreciate these gestures I find it odd that many of these same people work hard in support of politicians and policies that bring harm to our vets and their families.  It’s hard…

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