Since 1943, during the height of World War II, March has been declared Red Cross Month. This tradition began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt to raise awareness of the organization and its critical humanitarian mission.

For us, this is a simple reminder to reflect and thank those who selflessly serve our service members, veterans and their families across the globe as well as at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB).