As summer begins, many of us are looking forward to spending time enjoying the freedoms we’re blessed with as Americans. On Memorial Day, our Nation will take the time to pause and respect the true meaning of these moments, the true price of those freedoms.
According to the most recent statistics from the Corporation for National & Community Service, 2011 saw the number of volunteers reach its highest level in five years. During that time more than 64 million Americans volunteered in a formal organization, including a considerable number of youth. Collecting, preparing and distributing or serving food represented nearly 24 percent of their volunteer activities.