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This Sunday marks a very important holiday in our country’s history, Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served our great country, and remember the great sacrifices they made while doing so. It’s important to honor the Americans who served in all wars, and that’s exactly what we celebrate on this day. Those who do take the patriotic call to serve are providing the rest of us an opportunity to live freely and without worry. The vast majority of us have the privilege to live in the comforts of our own homes, and enjoy the company of our families. However, our brave men and women in the armed forces don’t get to enjoy the same privileges. Many of them are deployed in harsh climates and often can’t make it home for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Additionally, Veterans Day shouldn’t just be an excuse to throw a party and celebrate. It’s a day to give thanks and honor those faithfully answered the call of duty. Honoring our veterans is important, make sure you do so with the following ideas.

1. Give back to local VA Centers.

For many veterans, the VA Center is very important, because it provides them with the assistance and services they need and have earned. These centers always need help, so consider contacting your local VA Center to donate or volunteer your time to a veteran in need. Even better, young adults are able enroll in the student volunteer program, so be sure to spread the message around your community! This program helps students receive skills in different fields, while also giving back to our country’s heroes.

2. Watch a Veterans Day Parade.

There are a variety of parades and ceremonies that happen on Veterans Day, so why not attend a local event? Just make sure that the event is open to the public. Some events are closed to the public and are only open to veterans and their families.

3. Proudly fly Old Glory.

Nothing is more patriotic than flying Old Glory. Our insurance agency believes flags should be flown and displayed all year round, but most importantly on Veterans Day. By flying the American flag, you’re flying the colors our veterans sacrificed a lot for and showing gratitude for their service.

4. Send a thank you card or letter.

Honoring our veterans with letters or cards is a great way to show support on Veterans Day. Many veterans aren’t thanked enough for their service and great sacrifices, and it will certainly make their day if they receive an unexpected handwritten letter or card in the mail. You don’t have to do it alone either;, ask your friends and family to get involved and help make the day of multiple veterans.

Once you’ve finished, don’t forget to send them to someone who has served. If you don’t happen to know anyone who has served our great country, ask around your local community or send it through a local charity in your area. In fact, there are a variety of outreach and legion programs that work with veterans in small town and urban areas.

Help us make Veterans Day special for all those who have earned it. Our insurance agency thanks all of our veterans and military personnel for their service. May you have a wonderful Veterans Day. To learn more about how our insurance agency shows support for our servicemen and women, click the button below.

Paradiso Insurance staff wearing red for R.E.D. Friday.