Chances are, every person related to your business knows someone who has provided military service to our country. Odds dictate just two degrees of separation between a military active duty personnel or veteran — and a stakeholder in your business (employee, client, partner, supplier, investor.) So, on this Memorial Day, we wanted you to know about the CharityChoice Gift Card. If you’re looking for a way to honor or thank any stakeholder, for any reason (like employee recognition, sales performance reward, channel incentive, marketing or loyalty promotion), why not give them a CharityChoice gift certificate. Doing so would be a meaningful and distinctive way to award *that* person the honor of memorializing or acknowledging someone THEY hold dear. Not just that, the funds will be used to make a real difference in the lives of those who protect and defend all Americans.

“For 149 years, Americans have taken the last Monday in May to remember those who have died in our wars. Like all deaths honored by the state, flags fly at half-staff. However, on Memorial Day, the U.S. flag flies at half-staff only for the first half of the day, and then is raised to full height from noon to sundown. This practice that has been observed since an Army regulations book from 1906 issued instructions.”

Use the Charity Choice Gift Card to Support Military Personnel and their Families

Available in the eGifterRewards.com catalog, the CharityChoice Gift Card is when meaningful matters. This list of over 1,000 charities and local causes support not just our military heroes, but causes including the environment, hunger and poverty, disaster relief, health, children, the elderly and more. For more information and a complete list of the charities available for selection, visit www.charitygiftcertificates.org.

We all know the sobering truth: Our courageous men and women of the armed forces put themselves in harm’s way to protect our lives and freedom. When you give a CharityChoice gift card to someone connected to your business, they can select from the list of organizations below — supporting the active duty and veteran’s needs in the areas of morale, health, disabilities, families, financial and social welfare. 

Here are some of the worthy organizations you can support:

  • America’s VetDogs
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
  • Clear Path for Veterans
  • Code of Support Foundation
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • Marine Corps Association Foundation
  • National Military Family Association
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • USO
  • Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)
  • Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc.

Please consider these suggestions the next time you meet an active duty personnel or military veteran as we often do in Malls, Airports, Stations, Hospitals and elsewhere. 

  • Accept, without judgment, the Veteran as he/she is
  • Be a good listener as they tell their stories
  • Respect their service, their feelings and their ideas
  • Thank them for their service to our country
  • Show appreciation for their families
  • Find your deepest place of compassion with regard to the situation they are dealing with

There can never be enough appreciation for our service men and women — freedom is not free.