ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is greater significance to Memorial Day (May 30) than the start of the summer season. Memorial Day is a time to publicly show our respect for those who have lost their lives in defense of our country and to offer support
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As we mark Memorial Day this year, we are a country involved in conflicts abroad. The ongoing fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan continues to take a toll on our nation. Serious injuries and the untimely deaths of our brave service men and women remind us that life is precious.
Hospice and palliative care professionals who help families cope with loss on a daily basis share ideas on how to honor this sacrifice on Memorial Day and every day:
Your community hospice can be a source of information on grief and bereavement. Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, also offers information on grief at www.caringinfo.org or by calling the HelpLine at 1-800-658-8898.
Contact:Jon RadulovicNHPCO, Vice President of Communications703firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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