Posted on Nov 07, 2013
Honoring Our Veterans and In Home Care for Veterans
It is amazing how quickly the year has passed; it’s already November. On the eleventh, we will celebrate our nation’s armed forces on Veteran’s Day. This is the day to pay tribute and honor those who have sacrificed their time with their families and their lives to protect our great country. While it should be a daily practice to thank a veteran, it is especially important on this national holiday. Simply saying “thank you” is a small gesture that surely is appreciated. Post a message on a social networking site to thank our veterans. You never know who may come across that post and just needed to hear those words.
Another way to show your appreciation for a veteran on the 11th is to proudly display your American pride. Wear your red, white, and blue. Say the Pledge of Allegiance. Fly your flag at your home or wear a pin on your shirt to show that you acknowledge this very important day on our calendar.
If you have the time, visit a local retirement home and chat with some elderly veterans who may wish to share their stories. Learn about the veterans in your family. Do you know if anyone in your family served in the military? Perhaps your elderly loved one is a veteran who might enjoy reminiscing about their time in the service. It’s important to remember that even if a soldier, sailor, or marine did not fight in a foreign war, they are still veterans and are worthy of honor and gratitude. While they might not have been overseas fighting for our country, they were providing disaster relief and keeping the peace. Soldiers who did not fight in a foreign war are often given less praise; they deserve as much thanks.
Being a military spouse is not easy now, nor was it in the past. When thanking a veteran, whether they are young or old, remember to thank their spouse if they were with them during their commitment to the military. A military spouse lives on an emotional roller coaster and they have to go months without seeing their loved one while they are deployed. Something as simple as an email or text to a spouse of a veteran or actively serving soldier to say you are thinking of them and are grateful for their sacrifice can mean so much.
Veterans Day is not the only day for saluting our nation’s heroes. They deserve our respect and thanks every day of the year. This year, make it a point to show your patriotism and acknowledge the sacrifice our veterans have made to protect and serve our country.
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