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Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day Observed

Veteran’s Day & Honoring Those Who Served

 

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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