We don’t know them all….but we owe them all

We don’t know them all….but we owe them all
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Veteran’s Day? I know for me, it was the day the banks and schools were closed. I never stopped and thought about it, until a few years ago when I actually took the time to speak to a Veteran. I was under the assumption that all Veterans do not want to talk about their past. That is simply not true. A lot of people enjoy talking about their service and educating others. On November 11th, all Americans are invited to participate in the observance of a two-minute moment of silence. Taking the time to pause quietly and join your thoughts with thousands of other Americans is a great way to ensure you remember the purpose of Veterans Day. The moment of silence will being at 1:11pm central standard time. There are more than 19 million military veterans living in the United States today and there are things you can do to honor them. Ensure the next generation understands. You might be amazed at what the younger generation does and doesn't know. You can help by setting an example and taking every chance to educate and explain historic events or introducing them to a veteran in your community.
Operation Gratitude is an amazing organization that gives you a chance to give back and honor our military. Each year they give people the opportunity to do a Halloween Candy Give-Back. They include leftover Halloween candy in care packages that are sent. Go to their website to find out how to help and the guidelines sending candy.
www.operationgratitude.com