This week, we celebrate and salute our Veterans and show appreciation for their selfless service to our country. These heroic men and women are our neighbors, our friends, our family, and our co-workers. We thank them for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

Can we do more than verbally show appreciation, though? Can we do more than type out the annual social media appreciation post on Veterans Day?

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”

So, how do we take our appreciation a step further and live by our words, as JFK encouraged? We have a few ideas below to help show your gratitude to our brave Veterans who have sacrificed so much for us all.
Find Veteran Volunteer Opportunities

The US Department of Veterans Affairs offers a volunteer service locator on their website to help you find volunteer opportunities in your area. Visit www.volunteer.va.gov to see how you can help a veteran near you!

Donate to the Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization that helps Veterans and their families through a variety of programs, services, and events. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation to help wounded veterans recover and transition back into civilian life. Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org to learn more!

Visit Veterans at a VA Facility

Find your nearest VA facility, and give them a phone call to inquire about visiting wounded Veterans. Many of the Veterans there may not often have visitors to brighten their day. A visit and a warm conversation can do wonders!

This Veterans Day, we encourage you to take action to help make a difference in the lives of Veterans. We may not know them all, but we owe them all.