Have you ever really acknowledged Veterans Day? If so, what have you done and why?
Drop a comment below and let me know.
For me, I never really acknowledged it (up until a few years back). I knew if I was working somewhere, we would more than likely get the day off and I knew that it was for celebrating veterans. But, I never thought too much more about it until one day (some years ago), my Dad called me up and asked me how come I had not called him on Veterans Day.
From that conversation, I learned just how important Veterans Day really was. I also learned how much of an impact, it had on my Dad; a Marine veteran who wears his hat proudly. He is proud of serving his country, as it is important to him and his legacy.
I believe that with all the “holidays” we have in America, we begin to value them less and commercialized them more which can leave the people that are meant to be celebrated feeling unappreciated. And, sometimes, I am guilty of this. But, for me (and my family), regardless of how we choose to celebrate any particular holiday, I make sure we know the meaning behind it.
So, with Veterans Day being this Saturday, November 11th, I have put together the following:
3 Easy Things to Do for Veterans Day with Your Family
#1 – Acknowledge veterans, especially those in your family. Call them, visit them, and/or make them a card. I promise you, they will feel appreciated.
#2 – If you have veterans in your family that have passed away, visit their resting place, decorate it, and say a prayer for their soul.
#3 – Educate yourself and your family by attending an event for veterans or reading more about the day and why it is recognized on the National Veterans Affairs website.
“For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on 11 November – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954 as Veterans Day. In this 99th year of commemoration, the Department of Veterans Affairs is broadening that tradition of observance and appreciation to include both Veterans and Military Families for the entire month of November.” – National Veterans Affairs
In summary, Veterans Day is an important day which falls on November 11th each year. The day is used to remember those who have served our country in uniform. To remember the special people who have served that are dear to us, I have provided you with 3 Easy Things to Do for Veterans Day with Your Family which are listed above.
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Have a great weekend!