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Memorial Day Post: Grampa’s House

I always loved going to my Grampa’s house. When I was a baby, Grampa would relieve my mom by walking me to his house every day, just the two of us. I thought it was hysterical to throw my hat as far as I could, and he loved holding on to a stroller with his […]

I’m a Military Mom!

By Dorry Gundy,  Mother of Navy Lt. Shannon Rice I didn’t expect I would be the mother of a U.S. Navy officer. I’ve always had a deep respect for those who serve in the military. My father was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in the Pacific Islands during World War […]

14 #MilSpouse Truths

Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day! If you’re a #MilSpouse, how many of these are true for you? 1. Your kids are tech wiz kids, after all the Skyping, Google Hangouts, and emailing they do with their deployed parent.   2. Your surprise homecoming fantasies rival your single friends’ proposal fantasies.   3. You when non-military spouses complain […]

First and Second Ladies Visit the Red Cross

Wednesday was an exciting day at the American Red Cross National Headquarters! We had the privilege to host the Launch of the Joining Forces Impact Pledge event, in coordination with the White House, the Council on Foundations and the White Oak Steering Committee. Joining Forces is the White House initiative to rally the military, nonprofit, […]

Coping with the Fort Hood Tragedy

This post was co-written written by Liz Fielden, Associate and Diane Manwill, LPC LMFT LCPC-S, Senior Associate, Mental Health for Services to the Armed Forces department at the National Headquarters in DC.  In the wake of yesterday’s tragic event at Ft. Hood, Texas, our hearts go out to all members of the military community stationed […]

5 Most Super Super Bowl Military Moments

We were thrilled to see such a military-focus last night during the Super Bowl! The Red Cross is proud to support our service members and their families, and it means a lot to see them celebrated while the whole country was watching. Here are our top 5 favorite moments: 5. Pregame Army Helicopter Flyover No, […]

Red Cross Military Family Reconnection Workshops

Valentine’s Day is coming, and it gives us the gift of a unique opportunity to appreciate our loved ones. This time is especially meaningful for the millions of military couples in our country who face the hardships, fears and stress associated with deployment, frequent moves, communication blackouts, mental health issues, and reintegration. Many service members […]

“The Stars” Align to Spread Hope on #GivingTuesday

Today, the stars are aligned. At the Red Cross, we are fortunate to work with our celebrity donors and volunteers, as well as many television and film partners.  Each day, they bring us creative ideas about how to alleviate suffering and save lives through the powerful and creative influence of the entertainment industry.  They sing […]

Crafting with Kiddos

Once a year, the Red Cross provides Americans with an opportunity to send holiday cards to United States service members, veterans, and their families. Anyone is welcome to participate, and I know from experience that this campaign is a perfect way for adults and children alike to learn more about the American Red Cross and […]

Celebrate Thanksgivukkah with Holiday Mail for Heroes

This week marks perhaps the rarest convergence of holidays ever: Thanksgivukkah! (For all my goys out there, Jewish holidays change annually based on the Jewish calendar. Hanukkah is celebrated on the 25th day of the Jewish month Kislev, which can fall anywhere from November 28 through December 26.) On this year, of all years, Hanukkah […]