On this Memorial Day, let’s enjoy the lake or the picnic or the backyard barbecue. But let’s also put at the front of our minds the veterans who have served our country honorably and have paid the ultimate price for freedom. Many come home to lead productive and exemplary lives. But many do not. They come home broken and scarred and in need of help from all of us who stayed behind.

One of the most productive nonprofits that serves veterans, primarily homeless veterans, is Operation Stand Down. The Chicks have been privileged to do a ride around with J.C. Smith of Operation Stand Down as he seeks out homeless veterans to offer them services, food, medical care or just a friendly moment of conversation.

If you feel so inclined, visit their website and make a donation. That is something real and meaningful you can do on this Memorial Day for our veterans.


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