On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew
our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families
who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
We will not tire, We will not falter, We will not fail.” -Dan Lipinski
This Veterans Day, as I do every year, I always try to take some time to remember the brave men and women who serve our country. Whether past or present, veteran’s have sacrificed unspeakable amounts of their lives (and their families) to do what they feel is right….serve and protect. I hope that you took a moment this past weekend to think about their gift to us, and how important it is to convey that appreciation to our children as well. I also wanted to share some worthy organizations that help honor veterans, if you are looking for a way to tangibly say Thank You!
-Donate your frequent flier miles: If you have lots of extra miles, it’s a great way to say thank you to military members and their family members. These miles help family members get to their servicemen or women in VA hospitals or after injuries, or to get to special sanctioned events to see their loved one. It’s called the Hero Miles Program and it does some amazing work.
-Frequent a Veteran owned business: When you are doing your holiday shopping or looking for household services, try using a business owned by a veteran. You can search using this website to find what you’re looking for.
–Wounded Warrior Project: The wounded warrior project is one of the more well-known organizations, and helps many individuals fundraise for medical needs. You can donate on the website, and find out more ways to raise awareness and help the families of veterans.
-Donate your candy to the troops: If you have tons of halloween candy, you can donate excess sweets to soldiers overseas. You can do so through Soldiers Angels and they will even mail you a donation receipt for your taxes. The small gift of a sweet treat helps ease the difficulty of being overseas, even in such a tiny way. Plus, less sugar for your kiddos ;-), and it helps teach the value of giving.