Happy Veterans Day!
This is a day that means a lot to me. I’m not a Veteran, but my father was, my father-in-law is, and my husband currently serves. Not only do I celebrate Veterans Day for these amazing individuals, but I celebrate it for all of the amazing people, both men and women, I know, and those I don’t know who have served for our country.
I know many people who want to celebrate Veterans Day and give thanks, but they don’t know how to go about it, so I decided to share a list of ways you can celebrate Veterans Day.
- Thank a Veteran you know, or one you see while you’re out and about.
- Buy a Veteran lunch and sit down to get to know them and what they did during their service better.
- Visit a Disabled Veterans Home and volunteer in some way.
- Pack some care packages to send off. If you don’t know anyone who is deployed or in need, contact a local base and they can help you find a local organization.
- Learn more about Veterans by watching a documentary or reading a book about them.
- Visit a Veterans hospital and start up some conversations with the patients there.
- Attend a Veterans day event or parade.
- Do some lawn care for a Veteran in your neighborhood. Mow, rake leaves, shovel snow, whatever is needed depending on weather in your area.
- Do some genealogy sleuthing and learn more about the Veterans in your family.
- Use your social media to give a shout out to the Veterans you know, by tagging them, and acknowledge all of the Veterans in our country as well.
- Learn more about programs such as Wounded Warrior Project.
- Cook a meal for a Veteran you know.
- Write a letter to your Senator asking them to support current legislation that will benefit our Veterans.
- Donate to a Veterans program in your area. Sometimes they need clothing, lap blankets, or food, if a monetary donation isn’t in your budget. Time is also a great thing to donate by volunteering.
And the best part, you can do all of these things every day for Veterans.
How are you celebrating Veterans Day? Share your ideas in the comments below.