Today we celebrate Veterans Day
Veterans, we won't forget you.
Would you like to reach out to a vet today? Here are some things you could do:
1. Thank a vet. (Could be family member, friend, etc.)
2. Go to a parade if there is one near you, and thank or wave to a vet.
3. Pray for a vet today.
4. Send a postcard to military personnel to show your support. Just email in your information and a paper postcard will be mailed to a serviceperson. To find out more about this, go to
5. If you are a vet or a serviceman, wear your military uniform to church on Veteran's Day if your pastor asks you to, so he can recognize you in front of the congregation.
6. If you are a vet or a serviceman, wear your military medals on Veteran's Day.. To find out more about this project, click here:
7.. If you have a serviceperson or veteran in your family, you may seriously want to consider getting involved in trying to help pass legislation that would benefit the vet you love. Here are some issues that are of concern to servicepersons and/or veterans:
Advocate for health insurance for those vets who do not have it, and better insurance for those who do. Things to advocate for: The 2007 Legislature passed several bills, including: increased funding to the Veterans Home Board for providing personal care and building maintenance; financial assistance for higher education through the GI Bill; allowing those called to active duty to cancel service contracts (cell phone, health and fitness club membership, satellite television subscriptions and rental contracts) without penalty, and ensures that their energy stays on; funding for the National Guard Reintegration Program; funding for veteran health screening; funding for marketing veteran outreach programs; and free hunting licenses for soldiers returning from overseas in the past two years.
8. Finally, here's something simple you can do. This one's big where I live. Just tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ol' oak tree. Do it in support of the troops. No matter how you feel about the war, the troops deserve to be supported. When they come home, they deserve to be welcomed by us.
Take care and remember to honor your vet today!