Military Families United
Each issue in this section, the editorial staff of Military Embedded Systems will highlight a different charity that benefits military veterans and their families. We are honored to cover the technology that protects those who protect us every day. To back that up, our parent company – OpenSystems Media – will make a donation to every charity we showcase on this page.
This issue we are highlighting Military Families United, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose stated mission is “Honor the Fallen, Support Those Who Fight, and Serve Their Families.” The organization – a coalition of active-duty military, families who have lost loved ones in action, veterans, and military supporters – was founded in 2005 to provide an avenue for military families to remind the nation of the importance of supporting our military and the mission they have been given to accomplish. The group subsequently expanded its mission to initiate charitable services, events, and advocacy programs that offer direct support to military families and survivors direct support.
One of the organization’s major ongoing projects is the first National Gold Star Family Registry, which is a public, online platform intended to be the first comprehensive record of fallen military. The aim of the registry, according to organization documents, is to create the first “virtual memorial,” ensuring that Americans from all over the country can learn about the heroic sacrifice of service members. The registry is also set up for families who have lost loved ones to connect and share stories and photos.
Military Families United also sponsors community get-togethers to send care packages to deployed troops; runs fundraising events such as golf outings; and supports an extensive directory of educational, relocation, legal, and medical support services for military and veteran families.
For more information on Military Families united, please visit www.militaryfamiliesunited.org.