National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Forget-Me-Not Day

The tiny blue flowers that you find in wild fields are often forgotten about, or forget-me-nots, can have a lot of symbolism. For many, they are associated with the memory and support of loved ones in difficult times. However, for disabled veterans, these flowers are often forgotten. National Forget-Me-Not Day is a day that aims to change how people see disabled veterans and help them remember.

National Forget-Me-Not Day dates back to World War I, when American soldiers returned from war wounded. The government did not expect these veterans to return at such high rates. There were also very few services and organizations available for the wounded.

Due to the large number of wounded soldiers, Judge Robert S. Marx (a decorated World War I soldier) founded National Forget-Me-Not Day. This day was created to remind people about the sacrifices made during World War I. It also raises funds for disabled veterans by selling Forget-me-nots. He helped to establish the Disabled American after he returned from war.

Veterans Foundation was established in 1920 and has been celebrating the holiday ever since with the annual sale of Forget-me–nots and annual caucuses. This day is dedicated to honoring disabled veterans and paying tribute to those who have lost their lives.

Many people thank veterans by sending them thank you notes, visiting them to learn more about their lives, and treating them with respect. People take the time to buy forget-me-nots to give to veterans and their loved ones.

National Forget-Me-Not Day is an initiative that encourages people to recall the sacrifices made during the war that was thought to have been the war to end all conflicts.

Send a bouquet full of Forget-me-nots to a veteran with a disability.

To support the Disabled Veteran Foundation, donate money or make a donation to your favorite organization that supports disabled veterans. Do your research to find out more about World War II’s effects on disabled veterans.

You can share this holiday with your family and friends via social media or simply talk to them about it. Everybody can benefit from the stories of veterans and share their wisdom and compassion to others.


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