Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and ultimately evolved to the holiday we celebrate today.
On this very special day – and weekend that precedes it – let’s take a moment to remember our fallen heroes: the men and women who gave their all so that we might have everything. And, at the same time reach out to the heroes among us – the veterans who deserve our respect, but who may also need our help.
Community Lifeline Center and its Veterans Coalition partners, salute the heroes we call veterans. Let us follow their example: give without asking in return, serve them when asked, and be thankful that we’ve been given the opportunity to make a difference.
And, say a prayer in memory of those soldiers who no longer need our help.
In an effort to foster greater collaboration and communication among veteran service providers and veteran supporters, the Collin County Veterans Coalition (CCVC) was created in November 2012 by Community Lifeline Center. The mission of the CCVC is to identify, inform and support veterans and their families through education, networking and collaboration.