10 Ways to Honor Vets!
Veterans Day was formally established in 1954 as a federal holiday that’s dedicated to honoring service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This year—since the date falls on a Sunday—it will be observed by many workplaces on Monday the 12th.
What do you (or your company) do to pay tribute to vets this time each year? With Veterans Day approaching, we’ve assembled a quick reminder on ways you can honor them.
But don’t save these ideas for one (or two) days! You can help our veterans any day of the year by picking one of the suggestions below…
- Donate to a veterans' group – Organizations such as USO.org, WoundedWarriorProject.org, or SupportOurTroops.org can all use donations, both in money and goods.
- Hire a veteran – Each time we place a veteran, we reinforce our commitment to those who have served our country.
- Attend a Veterans Day event – Check your local community’s web sites and social media channels for events in your area.
- Display a flag in your yard – This is an easy and great way to show support.
- Visit a veterans’ memorial – Check your local area for memorials and plan a trip.
- Write and send a letter to someone who’s currently serving in the military. Visit these web sites to learn how – Send a letter or Express your thanks.
- Thank a veteran co-worker for their service.
- Teach someone (a child, a friend, a neighbor) what it means to be a veteran – They may be encouraged to keep honoring veterans, too.
- Donate time, money, or supplies to local Veterans Day drives – Check your local area for drives that may be happening.
- Go to a Veterans Day parade – Check your local area for a list of parades scheduled.
Most of all … let our veterans know how much their service means to you and our country. They will truly appreciate it.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The American Legion
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