The Veterans in our country have done so much for us. They risked their lives and showed extreme bravery in every position of the military. So let’s show our gratitude this Veteran’s Day, and every day.
“It’s our duty to serve those who serve us.” – American Sniper Chris Kyle
Make A Donation
Many of the people who have been injured mentally or physically have a hard time supporting themselves after getting released from the military. There are tons of organizations such as Operation Homefront, Fisher House Foundation, Bob Woodruff Family Foundation, and Hero Dogs that will take donations to help those who have served in the military.
Participate In A Program
There are tons of programs that help out with Veterans with time rather than money. One way you can do that is by visiting a VA hospital near you to spend time with Veterans or volunteer at the location. Find the VA hospital nearest you. Another way is participating in programs like Labs For Liberty. This program has you raise and train a service dog to go to veterans who need the assistance.
Send Care Packages To Those Currently Enlisted
Check out sites that let you know what military need and want in care packages before you dive in too deep. Then contact a nearby base or organizations like Blue Star Moms that will give you information on where you can send these packages. A fun family activity, a service project, and a message of love and gratitude for those in the field.
Raise The Flag
Present the flag at your home to show support for the country, and those who have served. A Veteran could be driving by and this simple action can warm their hearts.
Offer A Helping Hand (Or Ear)
Reach out to the elderly neighbor and ask if there is anything you can do to help him/her. It could just be helping him take the garbage out, or in a lot of situations, the company is nice enough. Listen to what he/she has to say about their experiences.
Many of the veterans in our country have ended up in less than desirable situations. Often times that means living on the streets. Even if you cannot offer much, make some blankets out of warm material for those who cannot afford much more. Bring a little bit of warmth to their situation and their hearts. Soldiers Angels also has a ton of programs for things like this.
Show Your Gratitude Every Day
Veteran’s Day is more than just a day off. Take time to plan a service activity with your family. Offer a Military or Veterans discount at your place of business. Tell a serviceman or servicewoman thank you or offer a home-cooked meal. It is the small things that make all the difference in the lives of those that help us stay safe in our everyday lives.