[I received the following promotional email from Laura Ingraham. Please give it due consideration. – DB]
I am asking you to stop and think for a moment about all of the rights that we are guaranteed as Americans.
We are guaranteed these freedoms thanks to the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to the current war in Afghanistan – especially those who have given their lives in the cause of our country.
On Memorial Day, we pause to honor and to celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedoms. The American Veterans Center’s National Memorial Day Parade is the largest parade dedicated to honoring these heroes.
This year, the American Veterans Center is commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII, from which more than 400,000 Americans never made it home. This may be one of the last times many of these veterans will be around to hear the cheers from the crowd, cheers thanking them for their service and sacrifice.
I want to make sure that they are properly thanked ONE LAST TIME! I only wish my father, a proud WWII veteran, were alive to participate in this wonderful event and hear the crowd roar as he rode down Constitution Avenue.
I am writing to you today because we need your help to make this year’s celebration the most successful parade thus far. WWII veterans will travel from all over the country to ride on floats down Constitution Ave, but we need your early support to help ensure that we can get them to Washington.
A $25 contribution will help cover the cost for a WWII veteran to ride on a float or car in the parade. If you give $500 or more The American Veterans Center will send you the iconic photo of the kissing sailor SIGNED by the sailor and the nurse.
Since the National Memorial Day Parade is primarily supported by volunteer efforts and is 100 percent privately funded, your tax-deductible donation to the American Veterans Center can make all the difference.
Let me put this parade into perspective, for the same cost of ONE float in the Rose Bowl Parade or TWO balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the American Veterans Center puts on its ENTIRE parade.
Today we are free because they have sacrificed. We are safe thanks to America’s heroes.
Can I count on you to join me in honoring our WWII veterans this Memorial Day and to help the American Veterans Center host this special WWII anniversary? Click here to chip in $25, $50 or whatever you can afford to honor our brave men and women.
Don’t forget, every dollar you give to the American Veterans Center is tax-deductible, so please give generously to this worthy event. Every cent of your hard-earned dollars will be greatly appreciated, not only by the American Veterans Center and me, but also by the veterans and active duty troops we will honor this Memorial Day.
Thank you in advance for your support.
P.S. Your tax-deductible donation to the American Veterans Center will allow WWII veterans from across the country to ride in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. on May 26. Please support us with a gift of $10, $25, $50 or whatever you can today and help us thank our brave veterans and active duty troops. If you give $500 or more The American Veterans Center will send you the iconic photo of the kissing sailor SIGNED by the sailor and the nurse.
After you have donated, please take a minute to sign up for the Virtual Boots on the Ground and join thousands of Americans like you in honoring our veterans and soldiers online this Memorial Day!