For many of us, Memorial Day is just another holiday. Another day we get to miss work. Another day to spend laying by the pool or having a backyard BBQ. Maybe you even place flowers on loved ones’ graves or go to a local parade. But do you “holiday-goers” really know why we celebrate Memorial Day?
Memorial Day was originally held to honor the military personnel who died during the Civil War (1861-1865). However, the holiday soon became a national holiday in 1971. Memorial day now honors the 1.1 million Americans who have died while serving in the US wars. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting and decorating cemeteries, participating in parades, spending time with family and even wearing Poppies.
Here at SnapPower we wanted to do a little more to remember those lives that have been lost. Along with decorating graves and wearing poppies, we have decided to partner up with Operation Homefront.
Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult times. They help to provide food, auto and home-repair, vision care, travel, moving assistance, essential home items, and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families. Operation Homefront also aids military families by awarding them with mortgage-free homes to help their families get back on their feet.
Last year, we released our Patriot GuideLight and were overwhelmed with the amount of orders. So this year, we have decided to not only offer you a site-wide sale, but will also be donating 50% of all proceeds made from the Patriot GuideLights to Operation Homefront.
This means, that not only do you get to show off your beautiful new Patriot plate, but you also get to donate to an amazing cause. So this year, while laying poolside, think about those lives that have been lost for your sake. Give a little more by donating to a good cause and purchasing a SnapPower Patriot Plate.