As one of the more solemn holidays that we celebrate in the US, many people want to pay their respects on Veterans Day. While Memorial Day is about remembering those we’ve lost, this holiday is all about honoring veterans both alive and dead.
This Veterans Day, we want to help you find the best way to pay tribute to the men and women of our armed services. Here are 10 ways that you can.
Display the Flag
It’s a simple gesture, but it highlights what they fought to protect and preserve.
Talk to any vets you know about their experiences and let them know you care.
Say “Thank You”
Again, it’s a small gesture, but it means a lot. Any vet you see deserves your gratitude.
Spend Time Together
Whether it’s a relative or a stranger, spending the day with a vet can be a highlight for them and show that they matter to you.
There are many different organizations dedicated to helping veterans, and they always need support.
Research Your Family History
Discover how many relatives have served in the armed forces, both here and abroad.
Write a Letter
If you know a vet far away, writing a letter of thanks can mean a lot.
Visit a Vet
Take the time to show them that you care about their experiences and sacrifices.
Learn About Vets
Veterans face a multitude of struggles that we don’t get to see. Take the time to learn more so that you can understand their experience.
Social media is a great place to raise awareness of vets and share your love and support of them, especially any in your family.
You can find these ideas and more at http://www.wallawalla.va.gov/Misc/Honor_Veteran.asp. The page has a list of 45 things you can do to honor a Veteran.
At Bob Johnson Insurance, we salute all of our veterans, and we honor their sacrifices. We thank you all for your service, and we are forever in your debt.