For more than 230 years, patriots have answered the call to serve and defend the United States through their service to the military. On the Fourth of July, we remember and commemorate all of the service members who sacrificed their comfort and freedom in order to serve our country. The American Red Cross has been a vital part of this story for more than 130 years – providing comfort and care for the wounded, ill and injured, but also ensuring military families stay connected during times of emergency.
The Red Cross works on behalf of the American public to make sure military personnel receive assistance whenever and wherever they need it. Just as Clara Barton rallied volunteers to serve on the battlefield, we continue to serve alongside service members and military families in Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.