“Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the brave men and women who died while in service to our country”, said Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH). “On behalf of HH’s Faculty and our Community of Healers, I want to say thank you to all military personnel, deceased and living. As we remember those who died with great appreciation for protecting our freedoms, we must also acknowledge those still living, your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten!”
Traditional observances of Memorial Day include Memorial Day Parades, visits to Cemeteries and Veterans’ Memorials, and the placing of flags and flowers on the graves of fallen heroes. Federal and US Military Installations also practice Memorial Day flag etiquette, as a way of honoring the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. On Memorial Day, it is customary for our flag to be hoisted to the top of the staff and then slowly lowered to the half-staff position. At noon, the flag is raised to full-staff position representing our vow to rise up and continue the fight for liberty, ensuring their death was not in vain.
Memorial Day serves as a reminder to us that we are the land of the free, because of the brave. Accordingly, we need to acknowledge that the US Military Family faces many new challenges following discharge from military duty. Among these is the dramatic transition from a military service job to a career in the civilian work force. As education is essential for a career, both in and out of uniform, it’s important for Vets to use their education benefits wisely.
For Veterans interested in a career as a Professional Massage Therapist or Holistic Health Practitioner, HH has good news! Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, to process Veterans Benefits including Title IX and Post 9/11, chapter 30, 31, 33, and 35, HH can help Veterans prepare for a new career in less than a year! All that’s needed is for the Veteran/applicant to submit a Certificate of Eligibility when enrolling at HH. To learn more, please visit us on-line to: www.healinghandsschool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 746-9364 in Escondido, or (858)505-1100 in San Diego.