Happy Memorial Day

Hi readers! I hope you are enjoying your day off – well, those of you that live in the U.S., that is.

While it’s nice to have the long weekend to fire up the grill or hop in the pool, it’s also nice to remember that the original point of Memorial Day is to honor our military. To that end, I’ve assembled a few candy-military links, in case you’re feeling inspired.

Operation Shoebox sends care packages to troops overseas. They’ll take candy donations and send them overseas for you.

Operation Gratitude also sends care packages to troops. They also take candy and ask that you separate the chocolate from the non-chocolate.

As I posted last winter, True Blue Candy Canes makes red, white and blue candy canes and donate a quarter of their profits to families of marines. Couldn’t hurt to pick some up before the Fourth of July!