Some Thoughts, Matthew's Funeral

by dale

We have been thinking about alternatives for flowers at the funeral. We would rather make an immediate difference that would directly help other military families in distress and great sorrow. When a terrible event happens to a soldier or Marine the families are thrown in tumoil in so many ways - It's hard to deal with job issues, travel, room, and board, etc. Our family directly benefited from some of these and I can tell you they really are fantastic. We would like to have people donate to these very worthy causes instead of buying flowers, which although they are beautiful, will only last a few days. Each of these really step up to the plate and make a differance.

This one is extremely helpful for the wounded indiviual and when the family needs to get to their wounded soldier or Marine. They were there very quickly when our family was in great distress.

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

This one is so great. At six or seven military medical facilities these houses (donated by the Fisher Family) provide free imediate housing for the family. They are very nice, clean, and really well run and maintained with a warm and comfortable environment for families in great distress. They have volenteers making meals and making sure things go smoothly.

Fisher House

This one takes care of the families and medical transition needs.

Wounded Warrior Project

Please consider these options to show your support and to make a difference.

Thank You,