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Veterans Day is an important holiday where we recognize and honor those who have served or are serving in our armed forces. If you aren’t a veteran yourself, you may not know the best way to celebrate this holiday. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for five meaningful ways to celebrate.
Thank a veteran
This may seem obvious but take the time to thank a veteran or active duty military. Send a card, write a letter, visit a VA Hospital, or any other way you can think of to say thank you.
Donate to a charity for veterans
If you’re running low on time this Veterans Day, consider donating to a charity of Veterans. Popular charities include the VFW, the American Legion, and Wounded Warriors.
Participate in the National Two Minutes of Silence
In 2016, the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act became a law. This law invites all Americans to take two minutes of silence to reflect upon the meaning of Veterans Day. In Central Illinois the reflection begins at 1:11 pm.
Attend a Veterans Day event
Show your support by attending a local Veterans Day event. Most communities offer a parade, a picnic, or some other get together.
Send care packages to active duty military
If you have an active duty military friend or family, send them a care package to say thanks! If you don’t, or you want to go above and beyond, contact a nearby base or an organization like Blue Star Moms to find out where to send them.