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45 Ways to Honor and Celebrate Our Veterans

45 Ways to Honor and Celebrate Our Veterans

We have compiled for you a list of 45 things you can do to honor a Veteran. Our Veterans selflessly served our Country for our freedom and we can't take this lightly.

Honor our Veterans any day of the year by picking one of these suggestions, and let our Veterans know how much they mean to you.

  1. Attend an event on Veteran’s Day.
  2. Ask a Veteran to tell you stories about their time in the military, and ask questions.
  3. Hang a US flag in your yard.
  4. Ask a Veteran to tell you the song reminds him the most about the time he served.
  5. Visit a gravesite of a Veteran.
  6. Volunteer at a homebound Veteran, talk with them and thank them for their service.
  7. Bronze a military hat of a veteran and gift it to him.
  8. Take a Veteran out to dinner.
  9. Bring dinner to a Veteran.
  10. Tell someone about an experience you had volunteering at the VA.
  11. Bring flowers to a Veterans memorial.
  12. Send a card or a letter to someone serving in the military.
  13. Ask a neighbor or a friend about their deployment.
  14. Give a call to a Veteran family member.
  15. Thank a Veteran co-worker for their service.
  16. Take a moment to reflect and be proud of your country.
  17. Teach someone what it means to be in the military and a Veteran.
  18. Share pictures of a Veteran.
  19. Pray/meditate for those who are serving.
  20. Learn about current news and history on war/conflict.
  21. Research your ancestry to see if someone in your family was a Veteran.
  22. Hug your family.
  23. Observe a moment of silence to honor Veterans.
  24. Read a book that a Veteran.
  25. Wear a “Pro-Vet” T-Shirt.
  26. Buy a Buddy Poppy. Wear it all day, attach it to your purse or bag and keep it there until it falls apart. 
  27. Read the poem “In Flanders Field the poppies grow”.
  28. Get your children and grandchildren to know who the Veterans are within their own family, and share the family stories with them.
  29. Do a project about Veterans with young children or grandchildren. 
  30. Write on your blog about your appreciation for Veterans.
  31. Get children or grandchildren make a thank you card and post them in the window.
  32. Stand out in front of the VA greet Veterans as they are being dropped off at the door.
  33. Tell a loved one why you enjoy serving Veterans.
  34. Buy a homeless Veteran a cup of coffee.
  35. Donate time or money or supplies to local Veterans Day drives.
  36. Volunteer to help a Veteran’s Service Organization (there are lots!).
  37. Take a moment to reflect on what it means to live in America.
  38. Gather with friends and family and watch a patriotic movie.
  39. Go to a Veterans Day parade.
  40. Write in your journal how thankful you are for the service of Veterans.
  41. Take a quiet moment and imagine hearing “taps” played in your head.  Think about what it means.
  42. Thank a Veteran of his/her service while doing errands.
  43. Shake a Veteran’s hand.
  44. Send an email that tells a Veteran’s story to the people on your contact list.
  45. Pick one or two of the activities listed above, and resolve to do them at least one time every month this year when it’s NOT Veteran’s Day.