3 Easy Ways To Celebrate Veterans Day | Occasionally Crafty: 3 Easy Ways To Celebrate Veterans Day

November 10, 2014

3 Easy Ways To Celebrate Veterans Day

Tomorrow is Veterans Day.
In the United States,  Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALLthose who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

My kids have school off, as I'm sure do many of yours.  I know we are all busy and want to enjoy that extra time we have together.  So, here are three easy things you can do today or tomorrow to show your gratitude to our veterans.


1)  Fly Your Flag {Properly}
It is important to those who fight under our flag to see it displayed properly.  While it brings cheer and courage to their hearts to see flags flying, it is disheartening to see it being mistreated.  

"The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.-  US Code Title 36 Chapter 10

A properly displayed tag says you are proud to be an American, you care enough to learn how to do it right, and you are showing the flag and your country respect.

Find out the "rules" of flying a flag here.


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2) Attend a Veteran's Day Event

Every city honors its veterans.  A quick internet search will help you find something that fits your family and schedule.  If you live in Phoenix, you can check the events listed here.  Also,c heck your local paper for events!



3)  Thank a Veteran

Many veterans and active service members will proudly display their uniform or otherwise remember their service with shirts, hats, or badges today.  When you see them, thank them for their service.  Offer a smile.  Secretly pay for his or her meal or drink.   Simple acts of kindness go a long way, and they are easy to do!

What are your plans for Veteran's Day?
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