Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to thank all of those who have served our country through the military, when we are at war and when we are at peace. Here are some thoughtful ways to honor veterans on Veterans Day and all those who serve our country.
Ways to Honor Veterans on Veterans Day
- Donate to a Veterans Charity: If you'd like to help but don't have time to volunteer, you can make a donation that represents veterans. There are over 40,000 charities that you can find on Google.
- Take Part in the National Two Minutes of Silence: You might consider taking a few minutes to silently reflect on the impact members of the U.S. armed forces have made in our country and others, including protecting democracies and human rights.
- "Adopt" a Military Family this Holiday Season: One way to showyour gratitude is by participating in a program that allows you to sponsor a military family during the holidays. These families may have limited resources or may have a parent who is deployed. A good place to begin asking about sponsoring a family are churches in the community, the local Rotary, and searching the internet in your community.
- Take Part in the #BeThere Campaign: This has a special place in my heart. The U.S. Department of Veterains Affairs started the #BeThere initiative to bring awareness to the veterans who take their own lives. According to some research, 70 percent of these individuals were suffering in silence instead of seeking mental health treatment. Moreover, many of these veterans had untreated PTSD, which is an injury, not a mental illness.
This Veterans Day maybe take the opportunity to learn about the struggles some veterans face transitioning back to civilian life. The important thing is to remember the purpose of Veterans Day, that it's not just another holiday, and to thank our veterans, whether it be through action, donation, or prayer.
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