In the U.S., the last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Because it is also the unofficial start of summer, or at least summer vacation from school, the three-day (or four-day) holiday’s focus can often shift to Memorial Day “sales” or, in warmer parts of the country, trips to the lake or beach or the opening of public swimming pools. In other words, the “fun” of Memorial Day can often overshadow the reason for the day.

This Memorial Day weekend, we encourage those who have some well-deserved time off from work, to spend at least a little time in reflection on the sacrifice made by so many while in service to their country.

 

Honoring the Fallen, Helping All Those Who Serve

While Memorial Day (honoring those who died in the line of duty) is sometimes confused with Veterans Day (November 11, honoring all those who have served in the armed forces), we think it is appropriate—and not confusing—to remind ourselves on Memorial Day that it’s a good thing to remember throughout the year, the men and women who have served their country. And as a small business, one of the best ways to display that is to hire veterans.

On this page, you will find links to resources that will help you find and recruit veterans. And veterans can find links to resources for veterans who want to start a business.

We honor you. And we especially honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.