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Have a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


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Memorial Day was established as a day to remember those who served and died to give us our freedom and protect our country and rights. As families and friends around the US gather this weekend for picnics, parties, a day on the boat, a day at the beach or a good old fashioned BBQ, let us not for get all we have and what the true cost of freedom is.

Memorial day is no longer a day to remember those who served in the military, and lost there lives doing so, it has also become a day to remember all who have passed. So take a moment this weekend to remember all of the children who have lost their lives in war and conflict.

Remind your children the importance of memorial day and all it stands for. Take time out this weekend to truely enjoy the children in your lives, let them know how much they have to offer, the future is theirs.


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Cassandra Clifford

Cassandra Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of Bridge to Freedom Foundation, which works to enhance and improve the services and opportunities available to survivors of modern slavery. She holds an M.A., International Relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, as well as a B.A., Marketing and A.S., Fashion Merchandise/Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cassandra has previously worked in both the corporate and charity sector for various industries and causes, including; Child Trafficking, Learning Disabilities, Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations and Fashion. Currently Cassandra is conducting independent research on the use of rape as a weapon of war, as well as America’s Pimp Culture and its Impact on Modern Slavery. In addition to her many purists Cassandra is also working to develop a series of children’s books.

Cassandra currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area, where she also writes for the Examiner, as the DC Human Rights Examiner, and serves as an active leadership member of DC Stop Modern Slavery.

Areas of Focus:
Children's Rights; Human Rights; Conflict