Former Marine Mark Dolfini won't be celebrating Independence Day with a parade, picnic, BBQ or fireworks. Instead, he'll be standing at attention for 24 hours straight.
From midnight on July 3 to midnight on July 4, Doflini will stand in his dress blue uniform between an American and a Marine Corps flag in Lafayette, IN, encouraging people to donate funds and comfort items to Soldiers' Angels for wounded veterans. He calls it "Standing for the Fallen." With the support of his local Marine Corps League, Dolfini has been raising funds and items this way every Sunday since Memorial Day, resulting in several thousand dollars already. This will be his first and only 24-hour "stand."
Supporters across the country can participate in Dolfini's "Stand for the Fallen" by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for info on item donations or how to give financially through the Marine Corps League. The League has promised to cover the postage for all items Dolfini collects.
Soldiers' Angels salutes Mark Dolfini for his continued service and his creative dedication!