Veteran’s Day means a different thing for each of us. For some, it reminds you of the time you were in service.
To others, the day allows them to appreciate their sons, daughters, mother or father for their active duty and service.
As a country, it helps us appreciate and recognize the efforts and courage of our military members in their effort to create a peaceful and safe world for all of us.
With Veterans Day gifts and gestures you can show your appreciation to our service men and women.
Here are some creative ideas…
1. Attend a Veterans Day Event
During this day, there are usually many events that happen, ranging from simple ceremonies to charity events. Attending any of these events is a great way to show your appreciation. Some of these events offer great
activities to engage with veterans and learn more from their stories and experiences.
Also, it offers a good opportunity for you to expose your kids to the holiday and help them learn more about the military and its role in our country.
2. Visit a VA Hospital
Attending the Veterans Day events is fun and helps to bring people together to share their wartime stories. This can make it easy to forget the cost of war.
On the Veterans Day, you can choose to visit a VA hospital to donate or help with simple tasks such as washing and cleaning.
A visit can help to brighten an ill person’s mood and give them even more courage than they already have — especially those suffering from severe injuries.
Remember to bring your kids with you.
3. Ask a Veteran About Their Service
A simple thing like letting a veteran share his or her service experience can make one of the best Veterans Day gifts. ALthough some veterans do not like to talk bout certain things, especially in detail, many do, And some feel it helps them to talk about things and let out their feelings.
Some people find joy and comfort in telling others the difficult, memorable or exciting experiences they had in the military. You just never know how much it means to them. Remember you can also carry a small gift as a way of thanking the veteran for their time such as a coin, book or other item.
There are plenty of organizations that support veterans to make their lives better. Such organizations will appreciate any kind of donation that will help them sustain their course.
Donation can be anything. You can donate your time to volunteer at the organizations and help where necessary. Money donations are also great if you don’t have time to visit VA organizations.
Do you have an old truck, car or RV? Donating it is the best way to get rid of it.
5. Buy Them a Book
If you’re looking for a creative gift for a Vietnam veteran, books offer a unique way of showing your appreciation and gratitude to the special veteran in your life. In this case, you want something meaningful that they can relate to.
For those people with Vietnam veterans in their lives, a book, such as Fallen Never Forgotten, provides all you need to make their day. The book covers 50 memorial sites in detail featuring over 350 professional photographs of the memorials, one from each state. They also included information about who put in the effort to make the memorial a reality, when it was dedicated, how to get there and the best times of year to visit.
Each state’s chapter is topped off with the state level list of the names of those brave men who gave their lives for their country.
Also known as “The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Book”, Fallen Never Forgotten honors those who never made it home and acknowledges them for their ultimate sacrifice.
Veterans Day Gifts – The Takeaway
There are so many ways to appreciate veterans and service men for their dedication to military service. Whether you have a family member in the army or not, it helps to be part of the celebrations by doing something to honor them for their bravery.