May 2, 2021
It’s Time to Pay Homage to All Our Service Members this May
This May, we celebrate National Military Appreciation Month to pay homage to members of our armed forces for the crucial role they played and are still playing in upholding our freedoms and keeping our country safe from outside threats.
In previous observances of the month, parades, picnics, and tributes were organized in various locations in the country to acknowledge our military’s many achievements and to thank our troops, both past and present, for their invaluable service to our nation.
Did You Know These Military Facts?
In observance of National Military Appreciation Month this May, here are 8 facts about our armed forces that might surprise you:
- The Department of Defense employs about 1.8 million people, making it the biggest employer in the U.S.
- Not everyone is cut out for the military, with only 28% qualifying for military service among 17-23 year-olds who apply.
- Thirty U.S. presidents served in the Army while 24 served during times of war, most notable among them five-star generals George Washington and Dwight Eisenhower and Theodore Roosevelt, who earned a Medal of Honor while in service.
- The Armed Forces of the United States has six branches — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. There are also reserve units such as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard that operate in part under state authority.
- The U.S. has 737 military installations all over the world.
- The English bulldog is the unofficial mascot of the U.S. Marines, which reflects the warrior culture of the members of this unit. This started in World War I when German soldiers called American Marines “devil dogs” because of their ferocity in battle. Devil dog is another term for the English bulldog.
- The Air Force’s F-117 adopts the same aerodynamics as the bumblebee.
- There are six other celebrations devoted to the U.S. military. They are Loyalty Day (first day of May), Public Service Recognition Week (the first full week of May), Victory in Europe Day or V-E Day (May 8th), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day), Armed Forces Day (third Saturday of May) and finally, Memorial Day (last Monday of May). Two other related celebrations are the Month of the Military Caregiver (May), and Silver Star Service Banner Day (May 1st).
Reach Out to Our Suffering Former Service Members
The best way to pay tribute and thank our soldiers for their heroism and service is by helping them out when they leave the military and transition to civilian life.
Across the country, thousands of our former service members are struggling with the challenges of reintegrating into society. They are those who are suffering from homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-related disabilities, and illnesses, including mental health disorders.
It is not yet too late for them to live decent and dignified lives, and you could just be the beacon of hope that they need during this difficult time in their lives.
All you have to do is contact us at Veteran Car Donations and turn over to us any old vehicle that you no longer need.
We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the critical programs and services that our military and veteran nonprofit partners deliver to their beneficiaries. These leading IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits provide deserving veterans and their families with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
Apart from conveying to you our deepest gratitude for your generosity, we will make sure that you are amply rewarded for your charitable contribution. We will take care of towing your unwanted vehicle at no cost to you. Be assured that we can collect your donation wherever you’re located in the country since we operate in all 50 states.
Your donation will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
We accept nearly all types of vehicles — even those that are no longer in good condition.
Let Go of That Old Clunker Now!
Your car donation will surely go a long way in improving the living conditions of the suffering veterans in your community. Decide to help them during this critical time in their lives. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form to get started with your car donation now!