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My husband and I have been honored to know several amazing service men and women. Recognizing these heroes is something that we try to instill in our children and something that we try to partake in as a family. Here are a few small ways that we try to support veterans in our household.
#1 Sending care packages – Do you know an active service member, especially one serving over seas? Send them a care package. Having a reminder of something from home can be comforting to a service member. We place drawings from the kids in the care packages, and I will include notes from my children’s class in the box, as well. Research the guidelines for care packages or stop by your local post office for recommendations prior to packing. My local post office was extremely helpful. For the last care package that we sent, I let the kids help me pick out various hard candy and items from our local Dollar General.
#2 Assist their family – Doing something nice for a veteran can be as simple as doing something for their family. An active service member’s family suffers from emotions that we can only imagine when their loved one is away from home. A gift card for the kids to get a frozen yogurt treat or offering to help clean house can go a long way to helping.
#3 Support brands that support veterans – There are brands and companies who support veterans through their products. Learn more about how Purina® Dog Chow® at Dollar General does at the Purina® Serving the Deserving Page and keep an eye out for these specially marked Purina® Dog Chow® packages at Dollar General.
#4 Visit a veteran – For a veteran of any age, pay them a visit and perhaps take a treat or a fruit basket or even just a smile!
#5 Say Thank You – How often do you see a veteran out in public? Service members often wear hats or other items that demonstrate that they are a veteran. Tell them a special thank you. If you have children, this is also a great way to be an example to them.
Purina® Dog Chow® is crafted in the USA (and has been since 1926) and is made with real beef, lamb, or American-Raised Chicken. Purina® Dog Chow® is easily found at my local Dollar General. I live in a rural area not near any big box stores. Dollar General is a quick stop for Purina® Dog Chow®. We purchase Purina® Dog Chow® here often to keep it on hand to provide protein for all of our dog’s adventures.
Locate it on an end cap or on the dog food aisle.