There are many ways you can thank those who have served our country. If you’re looking for the best way to show your appreciation, here are five simple ways that anyone can honor veterans throughout the year.
Share the facts
There are many ways to honor veterans, but one of the best ways is by sharing the facts about their service. Share what you know about the military’s history and issues they are currently facing on your social media or webpage. Informing your audience is a patriotic way to honor veterans.
Support veterans and their families
We often think of veterans as individuals who have served in the military, but those affected by war are also important. This can include spouses and children, parents, and siblings of those who served. They deserve recognition—and people often overlook them.
Often, these people are dealing with the aftermath of war without any support from their community or family members. As you search for ways to honor veterans throughout the year, you may come across organizations that support veterans and their families. Consider making routine donations of money or goods.
Fly a flag or display your folded flag
Flying an American flag on your business’s property is a fantastic way to show your patriotism. If you can’t fly it outdoors, consider an indoor display of your folded flag. You may keep this up year-round or highlight holidays important to veterans, like Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day.
Partner with a veteran-owned business
If you are looking for a way to support veterans, consider partnering with a veteran-owned business throughout the year. When looking for vendors, specifically search for those that are veteran-owned. If you are looking for a way to give back, networking is great!
Support living veterans
Many veterans return home in need of medical or emotional support. You can help support living veterans by sponsoring a service dog or giving back to organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) or the Yellow Ribbon program. This initiative helps wounded service members transition into civilian life by offering them financial assistance for tuition and fees at participating universities.
Support veterans’ families and businesses at all times of the year, not just on Veterans Day! It’s important to support these communities year-round because they often face additional financial burdens due to injuries sustained in combat or other hardships related to military service. By displaying your support for what these individuals do for us daily, you’ll help ensure they feel appreciated when it comes time for recognition!