Veteran’s Day (which is coming up on Monday) is a day to show our appreciation for the dedicated men and women who’ve served our country in its greatest times of need.
We talked to some of the veterans that we’re closest to, and they gave us a few great ideas on ways you can show your appreciation.
The simplest way to thank a veteran is to just say “thanks.” If you know a veteran, this one’s easy, but if you see someone out and about that’s in uniform – or even wearing a hat, jacket, button, or anything else that identifies them as a veteran – just walk up and give them a sincere “thank you.”
Make a Donation
If you’re looking for a veterans’ charity to donate to, Fisher House Foundation is a great place to start. They operate houses on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers where families of veterans can stay, allowing them to be close to their loved ones during hospitalization for a combat injury, illness or disease. You can learn more about Fisher House Foundation and make a donation here.
Outside of these things, in the true spirit of selflessness, most of the veterans we talked to said that the best way to honor them is to support the men and women who are currently serving.
Help Out on the Homefront
Even if someone’s halfway around the world, you can still affect their lives in a positive way. If you know someone who’s currently deployed, offer to help out their family that’s still in the area. A few hours of yard work, a home cooked meal, or a night of babysitting can go a long way.
Send Some Cookies!
Show your support with a little taste of home. Gwen’s mom volunteers to send baked goods to our military forces overseas, and she does it through an organization called Baking GALS. Sound like fun? Find out more here.
We hope you found these ideas helpful, and if you have any other suggestions, we’d love to hear them.
To any veterans who may happen to be reading this post, on behalf of the entire Cardstore team, we’d like to extend a very sincere and heartfelt “Thank You.”
Have a great Veteran’s Day.
P.S. Special thanks to all the veterans who helped us put together this post!