On Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, and throughout the month of November, let’s take the time to remember and express our appreciation to our seniors; those men and women who have served honorably in our military and those who have paid the ultimate price, many of which are family members and friends. Let’s recognize that their contributions to our national security of our country are truly appreciated. Additionally, those who served have sacrificed and remarkably carried out their duty in service to our Nation.
Our veterans are woven into the fabric of America. They lend the character they developed in uniform to the communities in which they live and work. While we should take advantage of every chance we have to thank these men and women, Veterans Day is reserved as our formal day of recognition.
So, how can you express appreciation to a veteran on Veterans Day? Military.com list 8 ways to do so, including:
- Showing up for an event; a Veterans Day parade or event in your city or community.
- Donate to organizations like Disabled American Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project, and Homes for Our Troops. There may just be a senior veteran in your neighborhood who needs some sort of assistance. Remember, “A little means a lot.”
- Fly or display the flag correctly.
- Ask a veteran about their service. This shows you value the time they served.
- Thank a veteran by writing a “thank-you” note. Writing a note or sending a card shows appreciation.
- Veterans Day is not Memorial Day. Veterans Day is the time to thank a veteran. Memorial Day is for thinking about and remembering those who lost their lives in service to our Nation.
- Volunteer at a VA
- If weather permits and if possible, invite a senior veteran to a national park. Admission is free on Veterans Day.
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