SIMPLE ACTS OF HONOR ON VETERANS DAY
How much we truly value the members of our armed forces is demonstrated by our actions. Here are some simple ways you can honor members of the military in your personal life, community, and our country:
1. SAY “THANK YOU.,” SAY “HAPPY VETERANS DAY.”
These are small words and phrases, but they can mean a lot to someone who has served.
2. TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE DURING THE 11TH HOUR ON THE 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH.
This represents the official signing of the armistice but also demonstrates respect for the service of all veterans of the U.S. armed forces.
3. VOLUNTEER WITH OR DONATE TO A LOCAL VETERANS
There are more than 35,000 veterans service organizations in the U.S. Find a local organization doing great work for veterans and their families in your community and support them with your time and your finances. Check out Community Support of Troops
4. PATRONIZE BUSINESSES THAT HIRE AND OTHERWISE SUPPORT MILITARY MEMBERS AND VETERANS.
Go out of your way to support businesses recognizing Veterans Day or offering discounts or free items to those who have served.
For a full list, check out military.com/discounts
5.TEACH THE CHILDREN IN YOUR LIFE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MILITARY SERVICE.
Take them to a parade. Bring them with you to visit your local VA or military hospital. Show them they are never too young to help others.
6. SUPPORT A MILITARY SPOUSE OR A FAMILY.
Take them a meal or flowers or offer to babysit if they have children. Helping in practical ways honors their loved one’s service and sacrifice and makes them feel supported. For even more ways to show appreciation on Veterans Day, visit military.com