This coming Monday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day. It’s the perfect time of year to give thanks to the people who serve our country and we’ve put together some ideas for how you can show your appreciation.
No matter how big or small, buying one meal can help get the veteran through the day with a smile. Start the day off right by buying a veteran his or her morning coffee. When you’re on public transportation, just like you would move for an elderly or handicapped citizen, offer your seat to someone who has served. If you know a military family, offer to cook a few meals for them to get through busy days. Writing a letter of thanks to someone in your family, a friend or a stranger just might make their day. Have a bake sale in a veteran’s honor and give the proceeds to them or their family. Many people open foundations for veterans or people who have been lost, think of donating to these types of charities. These are all wonderful gestures you can make to show your gratitude and appreciation for the brave men and women who protect our country.
Just remember, your thanks to veterans doesn’t need to stop with our ideas. Even the smallest of gestures will be cherished by service members, so use your imagination! Better yet, instead of showing veterans and active service members that you care on certain days in the year, make it a point to remember them throughout the year! Photo credit to Love, Love, Laugh, Hope Blog