A hero is not someone who chooses a sex change operation, openly promotes a certain lifestyle or belief, or plays with a ball for a living. It is an individual who puts their own life on the line so others can live. It is a member of the armed forces. For all countries.
Veteran’s Day is a special holiday that comes around once a year. Started as a celebration at the end of WWI, it continues on as a way to have us remember the sacrifices made for us to experience our freedoms. It can be easy to take our freedoms for granted.
We can get so accustomed to getting whatever we want, or having the ability to work for what we want. It may be too easy to forget that not everyone has been so lucky as those of us who are alive. Whatever freedom you have, is due to the sacrifices made from our veterans. Remember that. People have died for our freedoms. Never forget that.
If you see a veteran, take the time to simply thank them.
* Go to a veterans home and pay a visit. Hear their stories. Show you truly care.
* Visit retirement communities to spend some time with family members of those who sacrificed for our country. Ask the receptionist for names, if needed.
* If you play a musical instrument, schedule some gigs and play a variety of patriotic tunes. Everyone loves patriotic/military tunes.
*Consider volunteering to be a transport driver for veteran visits to shops, doctor visits, or any other needed trip.
These are just some ways to pay tribute to true heroes.
If you know of a relative, friend, or acquaintenance who served as a veteran – and died doing so – pay homage. Show your respect.
*Buy a poppy and proudly display it on your label or other piece of clothing.The Salvation Army sells them by donation only. While lpurchasing the poppy, thank the retired veteran for their valuable services. It will be appreciated.
Veteran’s Day is also for remembering our deceased veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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