Yellow Ribbons United (YRU) Strives to close the gap between military service and civilian responsibility. By encouraging Americans to move beyond the gratitude they have for our military’s service to actively expressing their appreciation through civic and social action, YRU empowers the American people to use their influence and resources to take over where the military service ends.
Yellow Ribbons United was established with a simple concept: Connect • Serve • Support America’s military families to be leaders in their communities through education, health and job creation.
YRU exists to bring attention the difficulties associated with active and retired military sacrifice: mental and physical conditions, education deficits, need for improved family services and lack of post-service job opportunities.
YRU puts a spotlight on organizations whose mission is to serve our military population with the expectation that once aware of their existence, Americans will pledge to support their efforts.