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.