Today is Veterans’ Day, an annual federal holiday to honor all who have served in the military. If you are searching for ways to honor a service member on Veterans’ Day, check out the following list for ideas.
- Social Media Posts: People spend hours on their electronic devices. Use your platform to acknowledge the veterans in your life. Thank a veteran directly by posting on social media. Post your favorite veteran’s picture. (Please be careful not to give out sensitive information.)
- Display the Flag: If you do not already display the United States Flag, purchase one to hang outside your home. Many large name department stores carry flag installation kits.
- Everyone Eats: Do you know a friend or family member who is a military veteran? Call the person with an invitation for lunch or dinner. Cook a homemade meal for your favorite veteran. If your schedule is full, send take-out to the person’s home or purchase a gift card from your local restaurant. Gift certificates are a wonderful way to honor a veteran and support your local restaurant.
- Send a Note: Writing a few words of thanks in a card is a great way to honor a veteran. Turn the activity into a family event. Create the thank you cards together. Then, make a special trip to the mailbox to send the cards.
- Attend a Local Community Event: Many communities host parades, place small United States Flags on graves, or other events. Check with the local V.F.W. for free meals for service members being served on Veterans’ Day. For a small fee, non-service members are welcome to eat too. The money raised goes back into the organization for helping veterans.
- Send a Care Package: Do you have a loved one who is currently serving in the military? Create a care package with hometown favorites. Ask other friends or family members to contribute to the care package. Adding cards or notes from others makes the care package extra special.
- Volunteer Your Time: Numerous non-profit organizations focus on helping veterans. Consider volunteering at a homeless shelter. Or go to your local veterans’ hospital or nursing home to volunteer with a veteran who does not receive any visitors. Your time could significantly help another person.
- Donate: Send a monetary donation to a local VFW or other reputable organization that directly helps veterans. Since the holiday season is just around the corner, many organizations or businesses are collecting toys, personal items, and groceries to help military personnel and their families.
Happy Veterans Day! God Bless!
Tomorrow, November 11th is Veterans’ Day. A day to honor all who have served. If you are searching for the right words to add to your social media posts, check out the following quotes for Veterans’ Day.
- “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” – Douglas MacArthur
- “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” G.K. Chesterton
- “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” -Abraham Lincoln
- “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.” – Judd Gregg
- “Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” – Bernard Malamud
- “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.” – Harry S. Truman
- “In order to ensure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
- “There’s nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” – Nick Lampson
- “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” -Jeff Miller
- “The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell
- “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
- “Here men endured that a nation might live.” – Herbert Hoover
- “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” — Dan Lipinski
- “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill
- “America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.” -Steve Buyer
- “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.” _ Mino J. Savage
- “Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours.” – Wallace Bruce
- “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don’t have that problem.” – Ronald Reagan
- “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” — Mary Roach
- “America without her soldiers would be like God without his angels.” — Claudia Pemberton
- “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick
- “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
- “I respect every soldier, from every country, who serves beside us in the hard work of history. America is grateful, and America will not forget.” — George W. Bush
- “Spending time with America’s soldiers is always inspiring.” — John Boehner
- “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” – Unknown
- “These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation who has a long history of patriotism and honor – and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our country free from threats of terror.” — Michael N. Castle
- “I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.” – Bob Riley
- “But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.” — Nick Lampson
- “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” — George Orwell
- “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.” – Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the U.S.A.”
For all those who have served, Happy Veterans’ Day! God Bless!