November 8th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
Think about how many of your parents and grandparents tell stories about their time in the war, how many proudly wear their “veterans” hats and pins every day. Many of the seniors in our lives were soldiers and war heroes decades ago — and that shouldn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.
This Veterans Day, take a little time to show your seniors you’re thankful for their service.
Say “Thank You”
This is the easiest thing you can do, hands down. If you’re out getting a coffee and see a senior wearing a “World War II Veteran” hat, go up to him or her and just say “thank you.” This small act of gratitude can go a long way in their minds.
Listen to Them
If Grandpa is always recalling his time in the war, take him out to lunch and listen to his stories. Ask Grandma about her time as an Army nurse, and genuinely be interested when your neighbor wants to show you his old Marine commissioning photo.
Many community centers host Veterans Day events, and even if they don’t, there are sure to be a few senior veterans at other events they hold. Take a few hours out of your day to volunteer at these events and spend time with the senior veterans in your neighborhood.
Set Up an Honor Event
If you really want to show senior veterans you’re thankful for their service, set up a Veterans Day event that honors them. You can display their war photos and memorabilia and even have a few veterans speak about their experiences.
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