Happy Monday, everyone!
Since tomorrow is Veterans Day, I want to share some things that we can all do to support our armed forces. They sacrifice everything for our freedom- let’s do something for them!
1. Donate to Disabled American Veterans. The DAV is a veteran’s advocacy group that makes it their mission to make sure that our veterans have the benefits and healthcare that they need.
2. Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. Like the DAV, Wounded Warrior Project exists to support wounded service members and provide rehabilitation programs and community for them and their families.
3. Sponsor a soldier. Click here here or here to find out how you can adopt a soldier and show them some love! All three of these organizations work to provide soldiers with regular letters and care packages to let them know that they are loved and appreciated.
4. Write to a soldier through Operation Write Home.
5. Send a care package through Operation Gratitude.
6. Donate to Books For Soldiers. Donate some of your old books or buy some new ones. You can send books, games, and DVDs.
7. Welcome veterans back from their Honor Flight. The first honor flight left from Springfield, Ohio in May 2005! Since then, hundreds of veterans have been flown to Washington, DC to see the memorials built in their honor. Check the schedule to see when veterans will be returning from their flight in your area, and go welcome them home at the airport like the rockstars they are.
8. Shake a veteran’s hand and tell them thank you. Tomorrow morning is our Veterans Day chapel (which is absolutely incredible- don’t miss it) and our campus will be full of veterans. As you go throughout your day, shake their hands and tell them how grateful you are for their sacrifices and their service. Our veterans are real-life super heroes, and they deserve the recognition of a sincere thank you. They are such a blessing- bless them with gratitude.
If you are a veteran, thank you. If you are an active service member, thank you. If you are an ROTC student, thank you. If you are a family member or loved one of a soldier, thank you. You all are heroes and I am so thankful to live in a country where I am free and safe because of the sacrifice and bravery of our armed forces. I can’t thank you enough.
Happy Veterans Day!