Veterans Day

“Note the lack of an apostrophe: it’s not Veteran’s Day, nor is it Veterans’ Day. Veterans Day is a day that belongs not to a single veteran or to a single group, but to all veterans.” -Paul Cole, US Veteran

   Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th each year to honor and give thanks to all those who have served our country. Remembering all the men and women both
past and present that fought for our freedom. Veterans Day originally was celebrated after World War I in 1918 and was referred to as Armistice Day. In 1954, after World War II, President Eisenhower changed the day to Veterans Day to honor veterans from all wars.

Celebrating Veterans Day can look different for everyone. Some people like to use the day as a time to reflect on the importance of their freedom. Businesses all over
the country share special sales and discounts for Veterans Day with proof of military ID as well! It’s a great time to do some discounted shopping or get a
free meal at certain restaurants! As a military spouse, I appreciate being able to shop  and support the stores who recognize our military family members
during this time of year. Overall, this holiday should be a time to bring us all together regardless of backgrounds- all of us agreeing that our Veterans deserve to
be recognized.

You can also honor our heroes by choosing a non-profit or veteran based organization to make a donation. One of my personal favorites is the Friends of the
Troops, a Tennessee-based organization that helps send care packages to deployed soldiers. They also help to provide hygiene kits to our homeless
veterans. Another honorable organization to support is Code of Support Foundation,  a Virginia-based project that helps connect Veterans to different
resources during and after a crisis. These resources are meant to help the burden they carry and give them the support they need. Monetary donations are always appreciated but you can always donate your time and energy to a great non profit organization to show your support as well.
Please join me in thanking and honoring our veterans for their service!


About the author:

Brittany has been a PCS Mentor  with Milhousing Network for over 2 years, and loves being able to help other military families! Her husband is active duty in the Army, and their family recently purchased their first home in Maryland. Their first duty station was in San Antonio, and she loves the city!