Memorial Day serves to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. It is an opportunity to honor and remember those who lost their lives and could not come home. It is a time to reflect on their service and why we have the luxury and freedom that we enjoy today. In so doing, we might consider how we can support their grieving families and loved ones who are left behind.
The ritual of lighting a candle in remembrance to a life ‘passed’ has long been a part of our culture. Keeping a light burning in remembrance signifies that their memory still lives. As I have personally experienced, a memorial candle is a touching way to celebrate the life of a lost loved one and to bring comfort amid a time of loss.
On behalf of the Veterans Yoga Project, an organization that I've volunteered with for past three years, I ask that you consider making a donation to their Fifth Annual Memorial Day Light A Candle Campaign. Your kind contribution will help fulfill the Veterans Yoga Project vision of extending support and resiliency to our veterans, families, and communitities.
To learn more about the Veterans Yoga Project please visit, www.veteransyogaproject.org.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
As Memorial Day approaches, it is time to pause, take a breath and consider the true meaning of this holiday. Memorial Day is to remember those Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We recognize their service which led to the freedoms that we all enjoy today.
The ritual of lighting a candle in remembrance of a life passed has long been a part of our culture. Keeping a light burning acknowledges that the memory still lives on and burns bright in our hearts. It is a ritual that promotes reflection and signifies a perpetual remembrance.
We would like to invite you to participate in Light A Candle, by making a dedication to honor those who have served. This year we are partnering with gratefulness.org to bring our community a unique experience of being able to light a virtual candle for their personal intention.
Your gift will go directly to support recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities. These programs include more than 350 free Mindful Resilience yoga classes each month, 3.5 hours of live online practices each day during the COVID crisis, 200-hour yoga teacher training for veterans and active-duty, and our new online Mindful Resilience for Compassion Fatigue e-course.
Thank you for honoring and/or praying for those you love, remember, or grieve through “Light-A-Candle."
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