November 11, Veterans Day, is our chance to thank and honor all veterans. Yes, it is important to thank them for their service, but I encourage you to thank them for their sacrifice. Whether at peace or a time of war, each and every Veteran and their family made sacrifices many of us could not imagine. As Ronald Reagan said, “And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions, we must strive to keep faith with them and with a vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice.”
When reflecting on that statement, a mere “thank you for your service” seems lacking. How can we better celebrate our veterans, especially those from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam? Here are a few impactful ideas:
- Display their service photos, medals, and mementos. These are important symbols of an important time in their life and our appreciation equals respect.
- Save their stories. Whether stationed with infantry in Da Nang or an office in Georgia in 1967 all our Veterans have stories worth hearing. Visit www.loc.gov/vets to learn how stories can be saved for history’s sake.
- Participate in a ceremony. Most veterans will humbly tell you “It was no big deal” but it’s great to see their shoulders and chest snap back with pride with they are presented with a certificate of appreciation.
At Danbury Senior Living, Veteran’s Day is one of the most important days on our calendar. We dedicate the day to celebrating and thanking our Veterans for the sacrifices they and their families made, and we certainly thank them for their service. Call today to learn more about how we do this.