Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Veterans Day began when President Woodrow Wilson issued an Armistice Day message, marking the one year anniversary of the end of World War I. Ever since then, Americans have used this day to remember the people who have served in our armed forces. As President Wilson put it in his original message:
To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with – solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.
Far too many veterans, however, are forgotten. They are on their own, in need of a warm embrace and a helping hand.
Fortunately, Back Bay Mission never forgets.
Every day, countless veterans come through our doors. They come to the food pantry and the Micah Day Center. They come for utility assistance and rapid rehousing. They come for love and compassion.
And we’re always here.
You can be here, too. This Veterans Day, support our veterans through a gift to our client sustainability campaign. This campaign includes our veterans support fund, which gives immediate help to veterans who hit a bump on the road to self-sustainability. This fund helps veterans fix their cars, buy clothes for job interviews, and overcome other obstacles on the way to a better life.
This Veterans Day, strengthen neighborhoods, seek justice, and transform lives by giving generously to the veterans we serve every day.