How Our Funds are Distributed

The mission of The Memorial Day Foundation is to increase awareness and respect for Memorial Day through a public display of remembrance. A traditional display of remembrance has always been about the display of flowers. Our Memorial Day Floral Wreath fulfills this notion of a public display of remembrance. The Foundation solicits a monetary donation per wreath. The wreaths are placed at New York City war memorial by veterans and non-veterans on Memorial Day. Memorial Day 2020 the Foundation placed five hundred Wreaths. A second Foundation program is to remember those Americans buried in overseas cemeteries. This year the Foundation raised enough money to send twenty-six large floral wreaths to 26 American Overseas Cemeteries. American Overseas Cemeteries have told us that we are the only American organization that does so for Memorial Day. We also distributed 15,000 Memorial Day Window Flags at no charge to help promote the importance of Memorial Day and to honor America’s Fallen Heroes. As a not-for-profit organization our net proceeds from donations continued to be used to promote the true meaning of Memorial Day.

The Memorial Day Foundation had total income for the year 2020 of $49.671.11. In the same period the Foundation had expenses of $51,969.92. The difference was a negative ($2,298.92) much of this was due to the pandemic. We would like to thank all those who made donations to help us increase awareness and respect for Memorial Day.