Thursday, November 11, 2021, is Veterans Day. It is a day to honor those who have served in our armed forces. Veterans Day is a time to thank those who are serving or who have served and are still with us. Not to be confused with Memorial Day, which is a day to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country.
Veterans Day is a great opportunity to do something meaningful for someone who served and show a service member, veteran or military family that you care!
Observe... Attend a Veterans Day program in your community that offers tribute to those who serve on land, sea and air.
Fly your U.S. flag proudly. Take a look at the resource below on how to fly your flag correctly.
Act... Thank Service Members Who are Currently Deployed. Don't forget to thank the family of Service Members for their sacrifice as well.
Adopt a Soldier – Programs such as Soldier's Angels, Adopt a US Soldier, or America's Adopt a Soldier allow you to "adopt" a service member, recommend a service member you know for adoption or participate in group activities to care for wounded, deployed or returning service members and their families. Visit the U.S. Postal Service's website for guidelines on sending mail to deployed service members.
Do something unexpected for veterans in your community – There are so many meaningful ways you can show your gratitude and support to veterans in your community, like offering to rake their leaves, wash their cars or bring them dinner or dessert. This year, reach out to a veteran you know, or one you may not, and do something unexpected. Even a visit just to listen can mean so much. These men and women have contributed and sacrificed greatly for our nation, so do something special for them in return!
Give... There are many charities focused on veterans and military personnel assistance. Here are some more ideas of how to contribute: Ways to Give Back to Veterans.
For the History on Veterans Day, visit this site:
For other resources, visit these sites:
Download these resource files: