Our service members past and present are the true heroes of our nation. Take a few minutes to show your appreciation for our country’s veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Here are five creative ways to celebrate our nation’s heroes!
1. Fly a flag – the right way
Veterans Day offers a wonderful opportunity to fly Old Glory. Just make sure you are observing the proper rules for its display this time of year. Read up on all you need to know about flying the flag on the military’s guide to the flag.
2. Send a care package to deployed troops and veterans
There are several organizations that will enable you to safely send a care package. Instead of putting the goodies together yourself, you will make a donation to a recognized organization, and they will assemble and send the package for you. Click here to get started!
3. Attend a Veterans Day event
Find out about the Veterans Day events and parades being hosted in your town and attend at least one of them to show your support for the military.
4. Send a card or email
If you personally know a veteran, take the opportunity to send him or her a postcard or email that recognizes their contributions to the country. If you don’t know any current or past service members, you can send your card to Support Our Troops® – which is an organization that provides cards and letters to America’s troops and families worldwide.
5. Run for our veterans
If you like to be active, consider running or walking for our vets. You can join a sponsored race that donates its proceeds to the military almost anywhere in the country. There are plenty organizations, like Wounded Warrior Project®, which will help make your race possible. Look up more information about races around the country on Militarybenefits.com.
On Veterans Day and throughout the year, it is important to give back. At SeaComm, we are focused on making our communities a better place to live by carrying out the credit union philosophy, “People Helping People.” Click here to learn about our most recent donations and acts of kindness!