4 Simple but Meaningful ways to Honor Veterans
Happy Veterans Day from all of us at Spinato’s! Since our Blog Monday happened to fall on a very special holiday, of course we will be spending this week’s post talking about veterans! Making a point to honor, recognize, and thank the brave men and women who have served our country is important to the whole Family, and we want to use our platform to help spread that energy.
Are you grateful for our veterans, but just don’t know how to show it? Well, I’m going to give you 4 simple but meaningful ways to honor our veterans and show gratitude that you can practice this Veterans Day.
Act of Kindness
If you are out and about and notice a veteran, think about extending an act of kindness toward them in honor of their service. This could be as simple as holding the door, wishing them a Happy Veterans Day and thanking them, or paying it forward! For example, you could buy a veteran their coffee in line, or buy the next person in line their drink in honor of Veterans Day (people love a pay-it-forward chain).
National Two Minutes of Silence
This tradition is something I believe has become lost on the general population after primary education. Every November 11th at 11am, the entire nation is invited to join together in a two-minute period of silence to remember and honor those who have served. Keeping this tradition alive and beating is a wonderful way to show appreciation for our veterans on this day.
Use your Channel to Thank/Honor Veterans
Wherever your voice is heard, use that channel to show gratitude to veterans. If you are a painter or photographer, paint or shoot a veteran-honoring piece. If you are a business owner or manager, implement a special discount or deal for veterans on their special day. Or, if you write blogs for the best Pizzeria in the world, write a blog about honoring veterans!
Make it Personal with Veterans you Know
On this Veterans Day, take some time to reach out to any veterans you know and express your gratitude in whatever way you see fit. Gifts and care packages are never a bad idea, but something small and simple is also meaningful. A simple phone call, text, or social media post goes a long way.
I hope that you take one or more of these ideas into consideration while you are enjoying your Veterans Day. And to all my Veteran readers: Thank you. It’s always a pleasure having you all at The Spinato’s Family Table. Alla Salute!