Show veterans that you support them with these 5 small ways to support veterans. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
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.
5 Small Ways to Support Veterans
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 a local store.
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.
Support brands that support veterans
There are brands and companies who support veterans through their products.
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!
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.
robin rue says
My husband is a vet and I always appreciated it when someone came by and mowed my lawn when he was deployed. It;s that little stuff that means the most.
Alli Smith says
I love this! I’m all for supporting veterans. I have a few in my family as well and I love supporting companies who support veterans. I also salute the service dogs because they are also heroes.
Volunteering and just showing up for things that are supporting veterans is a big help. My husband is a veteran and we should support our men and women who have served.
Veterans have done so much for our country. You really have to respect them. I love helping them out and supporting them after they leave the service.
Amber Myers says
What a sweet dog! This sounds like great food.
And I love supporting veterans. They have done so much for our country, so they deserve only the best.
These are great tips, I try to instill a respect for our Veterans in my children. By helping them in these small ways, it will likely leave a lasting memory for my kids.
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It’s great when companies like Purina team up for a great cause like supporting veterans. I always trusted Purina when I had cats and dogs. They’re a great company all around.
Supporting our Veterans is so important. You share some good tips here. I think sending care packages and helping out their families would be greatly appreciated.
Sarah Bailey says
I love it when companies look to give back to people – this sounds like a great way for people to buy things they need as well as support veterans.
This is wonderful information to know and keep on hand. I’m always looking for ways to support veterans.
Sara Welch says
My father is a veteran and he can tell you; stuff like this goes a long way. What an amazing offer.
Kita Bryant says
These are some amazing ideas. Veteran’s deserve a lot of support and respect.
Oh, I love that Purina supports veterans. It totally makes sense too because many veterans find healing with service dogs.
Angela Ricardo Bethea says
Awesome tips! This would be a big help for supporting veterans and great info for those who want to support.
Anosa Malanga says
Supporting brands that supports the veterans is indeed a great way to share it to them. Saying thank you is also a nice way to show how thankful we are to have them.
Your dog is adorable. Thanks for helping vets.
Everyone should be helping the veterans. Without them, there would be no freedom like we know it! Go Purina!
I have tried really hard to instill a respect for our veterans in my kids. We have a long legacy of service in our family and I want my family to remember them!