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Last Chance to Earn $500 for Your Favorite Cause; Submit a Loved One's Photo by Monday

What veteran or other loved one would you like to honor this Memorial Day? Patch will donate $500 in their memory to a cause.

Memorial Day has been observed in the United States since after the Civil War, and it gives us all a chance to honor those who have fallen fighting for our country.

Patch wants to help honor those who have been lost by donating $500 to a cause of your choosing.

You can honor a lost loved one here, by submitting a comment about who they were and what they did, and by uploading a photo to this story.

We'll take all those entries and choose one at random, then ask the person who submitted it where they'd like the money to go.

Each photo or comment counts as an entry.

A few contest details:

  • The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, upload as many photos of your loved one as you like. You can add your remembrances in the comments section. Each comment or photocounts as one entry in the drawing.
  • All entries must be received by midnight on Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, Central Time.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
  • Patch will donate $500 to a charity of the winner's choice in the name of their loved one and the winner will be notified via the email address they use to join Patch. A new winner will be drawn if the winner does not claim their prize within 30 days.
  • Click on the pdf above for complete Official Rules.
Deb Belt May 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM
VFW, American Legion and Auxiliary members: this contest is for you. Please consider sharing your stories.
Deb Belt May 15, 2012 at 11:35 PM
My grandfather, Charles Fennewald, was only the 2nd generation of his family born in the US, his grandparents emigrated from Germany and eventually settled in central Missouri. He was told he owed it to the family and their new country to volunteer for service in World War I. He always told me that he figured it was a good decision since the allied forces were led by American Gen. John "Blackjack" Pershing -- another Missouri boy. Grandpa saw the trenches, walked under the Arc d'Triomphe in Paris and sailed home to farm and raise 12 kids. Job well done.

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