With the approval of Public Law 380 on June 1, 1954; November 11th became a day to honor American Veterans of all wars. Later that same year, on October 8th, Army General and 34th President of the United States of America, Dwight D. Eisenhower, issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation, which stated. “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all Veterans, all Veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose [to honor American Veterans of all wars].”
Here we are 66 years later in 2020, still honoring our American Heroes but instead of large parades and gatherings, we are celebrating these brave men and women from our own homes and socially distanced gatherings. Virtually join us, starting October 1st and culminating on November 11th, 2020, to help make a difference in our military Veteran’s lives. By joining or giving to this campaign, you will help PGA HOPE impact countless Veteran’s lives through the continued use of the PGA HOPE program.
PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is the flagship military program of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. PGA HOPE introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. Because of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs, PGA HOPE programming is offered at no cost for Military Veterans as a form of therapy and is funded by PGA REACH.
If you would like to join or give to a specific team, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the respective team to be redirected.
To see our efforts from the PGA National Day of HOPE 2019 Campaign click here.
To learn more about PGA HOPE please click our logo on the top left of the page or click here.