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Veterans Day is on November 11 and this year will be observed on Monday, November 12. If you are looking for ways to express your gratitude to those who have served the United States Armed Forces, here are five ideas.
Attend a Veterans Day parade or another local event that will be honoring veterans. Just by being a spectator you will be showing support to the men and women who have served our nation. Here are just a few of the thousands of Veterans Day parades taking place around the country:
Many businesses honor veterans with military discounts that are available throughout the year. If you own or work for a business that does not, Veterans Day is the perfect time to offer veterans something special. Show your gratitude to veterans and active duty service members by giving them a free meal or gift, a money-saving discount, or other tokens of appreciation.
If you are a business owner, consider making a formal commitment to recruiting and hiring vets. Veterans have skills and experiences that benefit many types of civilian careers. At Omni Financial, we are proud to have a veteran workforce and highly encourage other companies to hire and support veterans.
If you are a business owner, consider making a formal commitment to recruiting and hiring vets. Veterans have skills and experiences that benefit many types of civilian careers.
Contact a VA hospital in your area and see if there are any opportunities to visit the hospital on Veterans Day. Perhaps there are special activities you can help with, such as a Veterans Day lunch, or maybe you have a talent to share, such as playing an instrument for the patients. Visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs website to find the VA hospital nearest you.
Give back to those who gave so much to our country by making a donation to one of the many organizations that support veterans. Operation Homefront, Fisher House Foundation, Bob Woodruff Family Foundation, and Hero Dogs, are just a few.
Support Veterans Every Day
Veterans Day is more than just a day off. It is a day set aside specifically to honor Americans who have served our country during peace or wartime. Take time this Veterans Day to thank these heroes for their dedication and service, and keep in mind that showing gratitude to veterans is not limited to one day year. There are many ways you can continue to show appreciation to them all year long.
Read 10 Interesting Facts About Veterans Day to learn more about this state and federal holiday.
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