5 Ways to Observe Veterans Day

by Emery W. 




Veteran’s Day is celebrated in November every year, and most all-American families see it as another occasion to get together, fire up the grill, and knock back a few drinks. While I love a good barbeque myself, it’s not exactly the kind of recognition our military men and women deserve. So, to help you out, here are a few ideas on how to respectfully celebrate Veteran’s Day.

1. Visit a Veteran’s Hospital



What better way can you think of to make a person’s day better than a friendly chat? The soldiers injured while fighting for our country deserve to feel appreciated. It’s super easy to search the internet for your nearest VA hospital, and pay a short visit.

2. Find an Event in Your Community


Veteran’s Day is a national holiday so the chance of there being a celebration or event in your community is high. It’s a great chance to meet other people in your area, and pay homage to our soldiers.

3. Get the Children Involved


Being crafty is easy, and the kids LOVE getting involved with anything exciting. Learning something in the process is a plus. Here’s a great link to a few fun crafts and activities you can do with your kids to observe Veteran’s Day.

4. Sport Yellow


Yellow is the color to support our troops. Wearing a yellow ribbon or flower is a good way to show support and respect for the men and women in service.

5. Treat Every Day Like Veteran’s Day


Having a day dedicated to appreciate our veterans isn’t quite enough. Acknowledge anyone you see in uniform any time. Write a letter, donate to a cause, and/or visit a VA hospital regularly. There’s never enough you can do for people who lay their life on the line for your safety and freedom.

These are only a handful of ways to respectfully honor Veterans. Take the time to do some research, and make someone else’s day a little brighter.