Celebrate Veterans—All Year
By: Shahara Anderson-Davis, 3D Vision
How do you plan to celebrate Veterans Day this year? Below are some ideas for activities to try in your community.
Organize a care-package packing party (with those who live in your household).
Host a virtual meeting or speaker series with a veteran. Don’t know any veterans to invite? Contact your local Veterans Affairs office to identify a good guest speaker.
Acknowledge veterans in your workplace (through an office-wide virtual coffee chat meeting).
Support veteran-owned businesses. Contact your local chamber of commerce for resources.
Express thanks. Whenever you see someone in uniform, extend a word of gratitude or small act of kindness to show how much their service means to you.
Send a card. Start compiling a list of names and addresses of the veterans in your network and send a thank you card.