Honoring Service Members on Memorial Day

Goodwill Staff & Military VeteranOn the last Monday in May every year, the summer season rolls in following an important United States holiday: Memorial Day. All across the country, individuals take the day off and children are pardoned from school to honor and remember the millions of American soldiers who sacrifice so much to defend the lives of civilians. Memorial Day is one collective, patriotic effort to say “thank you” to our heroes who lost their lives in the line of duty. Goodwill offers services for veterans to successfully reenter the workforce and provide for themselves and their families. Since World War I, Goodwill has worked to meet employment needs of service members and as a collective international organization has provided services to more than 100,000 veterans and military family members. These services include employment and occupational skills training, as well as career and transitional resources to help veterans locate positions as civilians and build careers once their military service ends. While we enjoy time spent with family and friends this Memorial Day, remember to thank and recognize those who have fallen for our freedom. Consider how you can serve those who are currently struggling to find employment. Donate to a Goodwill near you this Memorial Day to help fund job training and employment services for veterans and their families in our community. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services in the Southern Piedmont region of North and South Carolina, visit www.goodwillsp.org.

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