I have uncles, aunts, cousins, and many friends in the military who are serving or served our country. I’ve seen and heard stories how family and friends have sacrificed their lives for this country. And I’ve seen how their families have also had to sacrifice from missing their loved ones who are actively serving, not to mention the various locations they move from one city to another. The families must also be prepared when their loved ones may be called up in a national emergency to serve on active duty.
Surprisingly, there are still many that confuse the two observation days, Veterans Day and Memorial Day. What is Veterans Day? Veterans Day is a U.S. federal holiday that is a time to honor and thank those who are serving or have served in the military and are still with us.
Memorial Day, is a day to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country.
There are many ways you can show a veteran extra appreciation. Attend a Veterans Day parade or any events in your area. Many communities and schools will sponsor a Veterans Day Luncheon, check your local newspaper or do a search online for any events planned in your area. You can honor a veteran by asking a veteran about their service and really listen. Visit a VA hospital. Display the flag to salute our veterans! See how to properly display the American Flag.
I personally want to thank my family and friends who serve or served in the military. May God bless you and continue to watch over you!