Over the years the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation (MDFF) has connected with many Veterans and their families. One topic that has come up often is the challenges that face Veterans returning to civilian life and seeking employment opportunities. With the struggle of the economy over the last several years, compounding this problem, there was a 11% jobless rate among post 9/11 Veterans. With many employers becoming focused on this topic, things have somewhat improved but as late as March of this year 1 in 11 Veterans were still unemployed (USATODAY). With the forecasted downsizing of the military in the coming years there is much uncertainty and a growing fear that this situation will continue to deteriorate.
I am very pleased to say that MDFF along with our goal of thanking those who have served has now partnered with Corporate Resource Services (CRS) to provide a Job placement services for Veterans.
Corporate Resource Services is a leading recruiting and staffing provider that specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service, information technology and light industrial candidates in temporary or full-time opportunities throughout the United States. As a fast-paced, rapidly growing organization, CRS, Inc. has sourced, screened and placed thousands of individuals to virtually every industry throughout a network of offices.
“Together we hope to help Veterans find employment and better stability for their families. Similar to how we view thanking Veterans and their families for serving our country, we recognize that employment affects everyone in the family unit. CRS is a company with National reach and the proven ability to connect people with jobs.” said Kevin Clifford of MDFF.
CRS has dedicated a support crew to this cause at CRS’s national recruiting center that can be reached at email@example.com.
If you have employment opportunities or are a veteran in search of employment please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t you think this should happen in America?
About six miles from Maastricht, in the Netherlands, lie buried 8,301 American soldiers who died in “Operation Market Garden” in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall and winter of 1944-5. Every one of the men buried in the cemetery, as well as those in the Canadian and British military cemeteries, has been adopted by a Dutch family who mind the grave, decorate it, and keep alive the memory of the soldier they have adopted. It is even the custom to keep a portrait of “their” American soldier in a place of honor in their home. Annually, on “Liberation Day,” memorial services are held for “the men who died to liberate Holland.” The day concludes with a concert. The final piece is always “Il Silenzio,” a memorial piece commissioned by the Dutch and first played in 1965 on the 20th anniversary of Holland’s liberation. It has been the concluding piece of the memorial concert ever since.http://bcove.me/68jd81re
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Heidi Heming, 27 yrs-old, left, of Chattanooga, Tenn. is comforted by volunteer Marina Clifford, 12 yrs-old, while visiting a loved one’s gravesite at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Monday, May 27, 2013. Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are buried in Section 60. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
[Link Share] Veterans are calling on Leander school officials to reinstate Memorial Day as a school holiday after it was cancelled to make up for a day students lost to ice storms last week.
Residents plan to attend a Thursday school board meeting for the Leander ISD to ask that the holiday be reinstated so that children can go to Memorial Day festivities and properly honor, along with the rest of the nation, U.S. soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Already steamed because the Leander school board had chosen to let kids out of school for Columbus Day but not Veterans Day, one veteran who runs an American Legion in Cedar Park called the latest decision “unpatriotic” and said it did not show the proper respect for people who fight for democracy. He was also concerned that the next school year shows similar holidays.
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Remember what others have done for you! Say thank you the next time you can.
[Link Share] Volunteers throughout the nation are joining together for the third year this Memorial Day to honor the nation’s fallen heroes by placing roses on graves at Arlington National Cemetery and cemeteries in 28 states around the country. Memorial Day Flowers Foundation, a charitable organization created by Ramiro Penaherrera, an Ecuadorian-American rose grower, and Kevin Clifford, of the Delaware Valley Floral Group, is leading this touching tribute.
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[Link Share] Despite the expanded suicide prevention programs in place since January 2013, suicide rates continue to rise among veterans, who are twice as likely to commit suicide compared to their civilian counterparts. This means a veteran dies of self-inflicted wounds approximately once each hour. Poor data collection and tracking means these unfortunate statistics could under-represent the true extent of the problem. In short, more must be done to help our veterans. Sign below to help!
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[Source: NJ.com] Twelve-year-old Marina Clifford said she couldn’t help but take notice of the young woman crying in front of a gravesite while she was walking through Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Marina, who lives with her family in Alloway Township, was at the national cemetery as a volunteer on Memorial Day, helping to hand out roses to those visiting the gravestones of loved ones lost while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
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