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9 Memorial Day Stories That Make Us Proud

This Memorial Day, OnlyGood TV honors our military heroes and families for their courage and sacrifice in service to our country. Their video stories inspire and remind us that we owe our thanks to them EVERY day.



1. Gold Star Moms Share The Meaning of Memorial Day

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On Memorial Day, we need to remember and give thanks to all the men and women in the military who have sacrificed
and lost their lives to protect us. In this video, watch as Gold Star Moms give tribute to the memories of their lost children.


2. Operation 300 Offers Weekend Retreat For Kids of Fallen Soldiers

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Operation 300, is a non-profit organization for children who have lost their fathers in military combat.
In this video, watch as these children enjoy opportunities to camp, hike, play sports, and do the fun things they would have done with their own dads with the help of other supportive role models.


3. Soldier's Memory Lives On Through The Kick Of A Soccer Ball

Kickfornick.org

Bill and Shalini Madaras created Kick for Nick, a non-profit organization named for their son, that has distributed over 52,628 soccer balls across the country and the world.
In this video, watch Nick's family as they honor their son's love of soccer and his spirit of empathy for children in war-torn countries.


4. These Portraits Of Fallen Heroes Are Healing Hearts

Fallen Heroes Project

When he returned from serving in Vietnam, Michael Reagan decided to go to art school.
In this video, watch as he uses his love of portraiture to return fallen warriors to their loved ones by drawing them.


5. A Mother's Journey To Light

Butterfly Circle of Friends

After her son was killed serving in the US Army in Baghdad, Iraq, Ida Gonzalez set out to help families who have also lost
children. In this video, watch as Ida forms a group for mothers to find hope and healing in their life.


6. This Community Comes Together In A Beautiful Way To Honor Fallen Soldiers

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Every two years Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, Connecticut displays thousands of flags in honor and remembrance of
the nearly 7,000 American men and women who've fallen in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
In this video, see what makes this truly amazing site possible!


7. This Veteran Is Spreading Patriotism Through American Flag Art

NRA Blog/ Flags of Valor

Flags of Valor was launched by Air Force veteran, Brian Steorts, who wanted to create American flag artwork. In this video, watch
as Brian and his team of veteran artisans raise spirits by donating pieces to the families of fallen heroes.


8. Gold Star Mothers Honor Their Departed Soldiers By Joining Motorcycle Gang

Facebook

Over 300 Bikers take an annual drive to raise funds for American Gold Star Mothers, a nationwide organization that supports women who have lost a child defending our country. In this video, watch how these mothers and their families and friends celebrate the memories of their sons in a very unique way.


9. Widowed Marine Wife Builds Fitness Clothing Line To Help Vets

Facebook and Virago Fitness

When Brittney Hogan lost her Marine husband, Hunter, and was left a widow at age 22, her world fell apart. When she started
running to cope with her anger, she was inspired to create Virago Fitness, an affordable workout apparel brand.
In this video, watch how Brittney's venture benefits veterans and the USO.



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Dan's Coffee Runs Bring Warmth To Chemo Patients and Staff

Coffee and a smile are sometimes the best medicine. When Dan Dewey's father was being treated for cancer, Dan found himself following a routine in a situation which needed a little perking up.

Thus began what has become known as "Dan's Coffee Run". Every Thursday morning, Dan does a special coffee run for the staff and patients at the Michigan Cancer Institute in Bloomfield Hills, bringing Starbucks Coffee and a lot of smiles to the patients and providers at the cancer treatment center.

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This Organization Feeds Their Entire Community

If you are a kid and your bed is a lumpy, old couch or a cold, hard floor and you leave home for school without a regular breakfast, you will not excel in your classes. This daily struggle is shockingly common in many areas of the country and it sets many children on a downward spiral at an early age that is difficult to recover from. This is where Meals By Grace is making a difference.

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Anonymous Authors of Love Letters Uplift The Lonely

While it is exciting to see the bold type of a newly arrived email from an old friend or the pulsing dots of a long awaited text, there is still something special about the arrival of a hand written, stamped envelope in your home mailbox.

For those who are facing personal difficulties, adjusting to new circumstances, or just feeling isolated, the physical experience of handling a letter, opening the sealed side of the envelope, and sliding out a beautiful card brings the thrill and anticipation of contact with another person, something they may been missing for long time. Fulfilling this need is at the heart of an inspiring organization called "The World Needs More Love letters".

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A Father, A Son, And A Hockey Fan’s Dream Come True!

Coca-Cola, Shaw's Supermarkets, and the Boston Bruins have teamed up to make one lucky Bruins fan's dream come true. After purchasing a Coke from Shaw's in the New England area, contestants were encouraged to enter for a chance to win a "Player for a Day Experience" with the Boston Bruins.

The lucky winner's name is Mark Karolkiewicz. Mark has been a Bruins fan his whole life and even though he had the opportunity to be a Bruins Player for a Day, he selflessly gave the prize to his son Eric Karolkiewicz, also a die-hard Bruins fan!

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Dancing Away From Illness And Onto The Stage

The hall lights dim…..a hush comes over the audience … the command "places everyone" is given… there is a palpable stillness in the air as the first notes of the opening piece float out of the speakers and hover above the stage…. the curtain rises with a whir … the lights come up… its time …

These are the moments a performer lives for. The hours of solitary sweat and toil practicing their craft in sparse, small rooms, are the dues required for the joy of putting their skill and craft out there for an audience hungering for something special and moving.

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Singer, Poet, Activist, Lupus Survivor - Shanelle Gabriel

"Rock out...live your life....live your art!" This was Brooklyn, New York native Shanelle Gabriel's response to her diagnosis of Lupus, an autoimmune disease where your body's immune system, that usually fights infections, attacks healthy tissue instead.

Shanelle first noticed something was off when her fingers turned blue and hurt in the cold and she could not seem to shake the feeling of fatigue no matter how well she slept. After being diagnosed in 2004, Shanelle decided that her health would not be something that would limit her success.

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NFL Player Mentors Kid Dealing with Mom's Cancer

For families with a member who is battling cancer, life can seem lonely. The trials and tribulations of such a scary disease can be very intense—how could anyone who hasn't gone through them understand?

Walk With Sally is an organization founded to provide loving support to children whose parents or siblings are fighting cancer, and they helped make a very special match between two people who could understand one another's experience personally. Will Svitek, a former NFL professional, lost his father to cancer when he was just 31. He joined Walk With Sally for the express purpose of mentoring youngsters who were struggling in similar situations. That's how he met Rocco.

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These Fearless Freefalling Females Will Amaze You

Did you know that today is Women Rock! Day? To celebrate and inspire, we found a special group of women who are doing what they love as they defy gravity and perform breathtaking aerial acrobatics thousands of feat in the air!

This group is known as the Joy Riders and they aren't afraid of much. The all female, international skydiving and base jumping team fall through the sky for fun. They represent joy, passion, inspiration, and work to motivate their audience to go after what they want most in life.

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