Sunday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. Considering how much our veterans give up to serve our country, it’s impossible to express our thanks in a single holiday. This week, we want to salute our veterans and find ways we can honor them for their service.
Veterans Day was initially called “Armistice Day,” which commemorated the end of World War I. In 1954, Congress renamed the holiday “Veterans Day” to honor all American veterans, living and dead. The role of American veterans extends far beyond what many people realize. This article and short video from the History Channel explores why we celebrate Veterans Day and how much we owe to our veterans.
If you know a friend or family member who has served the United States in the armed forces, Veterans Day is a good time to give them a call or buy them lunch. If you don’t personally know any vets but would like to honor our veterans, there are plenty of ways you can do so. From sending a care package to supporting veteran-owned businesses, here are a few ways you can support veterans at home, at work, and year-round.
Our veterans go through so much in service of our country and many of them do not have extended family or support groups to come home to. Fortunately, there are a number of wonderful charities that exist to help veterans who are going through hard times. This article lists some top-rated charities you can donate to in order to help veterans in your community and across the country. It also offers some advice for making your donation really count.
There is something about music that conveys things words alone can never manage. Here are a few great songs that honor our incredible veterans.
Thank you to all who have served to protect this country. We honor you and your sacrifices.