Honoring Gold Star Families

August 5, 2016 / US

Gold Star Families—those whose loved ones have died while serving our country—are among the most honored members of the military community.

As the Director of UberMILITARY, my job is to ensure we are doing our part to help our armed forces and veterans—and their families. That’s why we’ve partnered with groups like Blue Star Families, the National Military Families Association and the American Military Partners Association.

But we know that we can do more. The story of Captain Humayun Khan and his family has inspired us to donate $20,000 worth of free rides to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to help Gold Star Families visit Arlington National Cemetery.

Like these families, I’ve spent countless hours walking among the marble gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery and we hope that visits to these sacred grounds can help make their loss a little easier.

This is a small gesture but it is a symbol and a reminder that we all should be doing our part to honor these families who have given so much.

Semper Fi.

Todd Bowers is the Director of UberMILITARY and served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.