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Gratitude Charlottesville celebrates National Military Appreciation Month and 75th D-Day Anniversary

By | Events

National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom. To commemorate this important month and the 75th anniversary of the D-day invasion, Gratitude Charlottesville sent more than 30 local business leaders and veterans to the National D-day Memorial in Bedford Virginia on May 24th for a day of contemplation and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of…

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The Charlottesville Police Foundation

By | Friends of Freedom

The Charlottesville Police Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization of local citizens who help our police get the tools and training they need to do their best work.

“The Charlottesville Police Department has been transformed from a reactive force focused on arresting lawbreakers to one that is creatively connecting with the community to solve specific problems. As in most cities, a large portion of the Charlottesville Police Department budget goes to pay for salaries and vehicles. And with high housing costs in the area, very few officers can afford to live in the city they serve. Founded in 2004 by a group of local citizens, the Foundation helps the department address these and other issues by providing advanced training, new technologies and equipment, housing assistance, structured community outreach and other support,” Mindy Goodall, Executive Director.

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