November 10, 2017
Veteran’s Day Observed
Veterans vowed their allegiance to our country by serving in the military and fight for America’s liberty. Showing gratitude can come in many forms, but a little appreciation can go a long way for those senior veterans in need on Veteran’s…
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Veterans vowed their allegiance to our country by serving in the military and fight for America’s liberty. Showing gratitude can come in many forms, but a little appreciation can go a long way for those senior veterans in need on Veteran’s Day as their health and resources decline.
Here are some things you can do for Veteran’s Day:
- Spending Time – Veterans in assisted living facilities nearly always enjoy visitors. Listen to what they have to say about their experiences, you may just learn something new.
- Food Delivery – Local food banks usually accept food drops as well as volunteers to help deliver food to senior veterans.
- Visit the Wounded – Ask about visitation hours at your regional Veterans hospitals to spend time with wounded service members. A sympathetic ear can be great therapy for them.
- Discounts – If you are a business owner, offer something that the seniors can enjoy in the form of discounts. If you do not own a business, research a list of discounts they can use for them.
- Care-packages – Contact a local organization that help troops in need. Find out what deployed troops really want or need in those care packages you help put together.
- Wear a red poppy – Shows support for veteran and active duty service members. Donations received for the flowers usually assist disabled and hospitalized veterans.
- Support Veteran-owned businesses – Not always easy to figure out which businesses are owned or operated by veterans. Contact your local chamber of commerce for more information.
- Express thanks – Whenever you see somebody in uniform, offer words of appreciation or a small act of generosity to exhibit how much their service means to you.
- Send a card – Start creating a contact list of the Veterans you know and send them thank you cards. Keep updating your list and make it a yearly tradition.
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