As Veteran’s Day approaches (Nov. 11th) it is important to remember the men and women who have protected and keep protecting our HOME – the United States of America. Whether or not you agree with the various military engagements over the decades is not the point on Veteran’s Day. The point is that we have men and women who have given and are giving themselves to serving our country and they deserve a “thank you.” Let’s teach our children to be appreciative of our men and women in the armed forces. Here are a couple of ways to say ‘thank you for your service.’ :
- When you are in a setting where our armed forces men and women are being acknowledged (often airlines will make a public announcement on planes), participate with a round of applause.
- When you see a man or woman in uniform, take a moment to say to them, “thank you for serving our country.”
- If you are traveling over the holidays coming up (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day), and see an armed forces man or woman in line for coffee, or in the restaurant, step up and treat them to their coffee or meal.