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Today is a day to honor and thank the brave men and women who have served our country. We are so grateful for your bravery and sacrifice. No amount of thanks can truly express our gratitude for the service you’ve given to our nation. Veterans Day reminds us to reflect on the rich history of our country and the impact that our military has had on shaping who we are today. Our veterans have been deployed overseas to fight in the trenches of World War II, the beaches of Normandy, the jungles of Vietnam, the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, and many other war zones over our nation’s history.

The commitment to serve doesn’t end when these men and women come home. Many of them continue to sacrifice by volunteering in their communities, mentoring the next generation of leaders, and supporting their families. They have fought to protect our rights and freedoms, and today we want to honor them. 

Honoring Those Who Served on Veterans Day!

So, what can you do to say thanks to veterans today? Here are some simple ways to show your appreciation:

  1. Post a “thank you” message on social media or send a note or card to your local veterans’ hospital, community center, or to a veteran you know.
  2. Hold an event in your community, such as a parade, picnic, or celebration to honor service and sacrifice.
  3. Connect with a veteran through a mentoring program or volunteering project.
  4. Support service members and their families by donating to an organization that helps veterans receive the benefits they deserve, such as the Wounded Warrior Project or Semper Fi Fund.
  5. Learn more about the history of Veterans Day and the different services provided for servicemembers, veterans, and their families.

Our Veterans and the Upcoming Holiday Season

The support for our veterans doesn’t have to end on November 11th. We are so grateful for their service and commitment to our country. Indeed, they deserve our time, attention, and support throughout the year, especially during the holidays. As the holidays approach, we would like to remind you of some ways that you can help those in need.

If you are looking for ways to support these heroes during the holidays, here are a few options:

1. Knit or Crochet

Knit or crochet hats, scarves, and blankets for veterans. Many organizations accept donations of handmade items to deliver to local veterans centers or hospitals.

2. Organize a Food or Supply Drive

Organize a food or supply drive for local veterans centers and shelters. These organizations are often in need of necessities like food, water, personal hygiene supplies, and more.

3. Give in Honor or Memory of a Veteran

Many organizations have programs that allow you to donate in honor or memory of someone who has served in the military.

4. Donate

Donate to organizations or programs that help veterans and their families get back on their feet after returning home from service. There are many foundations and nonprofit organizations that these heroes and their families in different ways, such as by providing job training or housing assistance.

5. Cook a Meal

Invite a group of local veterans to join you for dinner. You can also offer to cook a meal for a family in need through a local shelter or service organization. 

Happy Veterans Day!

Thank you so much for your service, veterans! Whether you served on active duty or as a reservist, you have sacrificed so much for our country and for the freedoms we enjoy every day. As the holidays approach, we want to show our appreciation for your hard work and dedication by supporting you in any way that we can.

Happy Veterans Day from your friends at Roberts Tax and Retirement Planning!