National Forget-Me-Not Day:
Celebrated on November 10th every year, the National Forget-me-not Day is dedicated to encouraging people to remember the sacrifices of soldiers who have fought the wars and to raise funds to support the wounded and disabled Military Veterans. This day also encourages us to reconnect with our loved ones!
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Why National Forget-Me-Not Day?
When each war ends, many Soldiers who returned wounded would require longer care to recover. During the 1920s there were not many organizations and services that supported the wounded soldiers.
Thus Judge Robert S. Marx, who fought as a soldier in World War I, found a spark for the forget-me-not day when he was wounded on November 10th, 1918.
Since Robert S. Max was a law practitioner before joining WWI as a soldier, he continued practicing Law after his recovery. Soon, Robert S. Marx was chosen Judge, and his interest in the military veterans’ affairs was seen afront. He was seen making speeches and raising funds for this cause.
When the Disabled American Veterans of the World War (DAVWW) was established, Judge Marx went on to be the first leader of this organization. The first National Caucus for DAVWW was held on September 25th, 1920.
The first official fundraising campaign for Forget-Me-Not Day was conducted by DAVWW on November 11th, 1922.
The DAVWW had chosen several days for observing Forget-Me-Not Day, which included
Funds were raised by selling the little blue flowers of Forget-Me-Nots! eventually, these flowers became a symbol for this day!
In New Zealand, the Forget-Me-Not Day is also celebrated on June 5 and 6th to raise awareness on Alzheimer’s.
The National Forget-Me-Nott Day Founded by DAVWW organization is now renamed as DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and now continues to support all the disabled veterans!
How Can We Observe National Forget-Me-Not Day?
- Thank a disabled Veteran!
If there are any disabled Veterans in your family or community, thank them today with a bunch of Forget-Me-Not flowers or a thankyou note to convey that you remember their sacrifice, and they are not forgotten!
- Donate to any of the veterans supporting organizations
If any favorite organizations are contributing to the cause of Veterans, get to know the organization and support the cause by donating for whatever is possible!
- Wear a Forget-Me-Not T-shirt
Buy a Forget-Me-Not T-shirt and wear them today and show your support, as most of this money is used for fundraising for organizations to support Veterans!
- Share your knowledge on Social Media
Observe this day by sharing your story via blogs or videos about Veterans and National Forget-Me-Not Day with family and friends on Social Media using hashtags #NationalForgetMeNotDay and #ForgetMeNotDay
- Write a news article for your local newspaper
If you have the opportunity to write for local newspapers, write a piece of article to raise awareness about National Forget-Me-Not Day or a local veteran in your community!
- Reconnect with your family and friends!
You may also observe this day by writing or calling up family and friends whom you have not been able to meet or call in a long time! Send them a bunch of Forget-Me-Nots or invite them over for lunch or dinner! Another fantastic idea is to throw a get-together party to raise funds for Veterans and also bond with your family and friends!
- Go hunting for the blue Forget-Me-Nots!
The Forget-Me-Not flowers are found in the wild! If they are found in your locality, observe this day, by having a fun time gathering these flowers with family and friends and setting up a fundraising counter!
Interesting Facts About National Forget-Me-Not Day:
Here a few Interesting facts surrounding National Forget-Me-Not Day!
- Forget-Me-Nots are low growing herbs that reach up to 12 inches in width and height
- Forget-Me-Nots have leaves that are elliptical but blunt at the tip
- Forget-Me-Not is the State flower of Alaska since the year of 1949
- Forget-Me-Nots symbolize true love, remembrance, and faithfulness
- According to the 2019 records, there were 12,987 veterans alive who had served through WWII, the Korean War and also the Vietnam War
- As of 2019, the California state has the highest population of Veterans ( 1.56 million), followed by Texas (1.46 million), and Florida with 1.44 million veterans!
- Veterans constitute the rough 11% of adults who tend to become homeless.
History Of National Forget-Me-Not Day:
There are no factual details found about founding the National Forget-Me-Not Day on November 10th.
The day was founded by Judge Marx associated with DAVWW/DAV organization in 1922. Although there are no Presidential Claims or Congressional proceedings to recognize this day as a National Holiday.