This Memorial Day: Remembering My Father Captain Russell S. Penniman

 As Memorial Day is once again upon us, I will visit my father’s marker at Arlington National Cemetery here in Washington, DC. Twenty-six years after his death, I still marvel …

How To Send a Military Emergency Message through the Red Cross Hero Care Network

This was originally published on the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region Blog. May is Military Appreciation Month and the Red Cross supports our troops through a uniquely-developed …

Strangers Become Heroes Everyday: How Your Platelet Donations Can Help Save Lives

When some people hear “blood donation” they feel queasy or uncomfortable but for patients who need blood transfusions, they feel grateful. Liviya Anderson was diagnosed with aplastic anemia when she …