Remember our Veterans this weekend and HB to the USMC

Posted By on November 11, 2023

Audio book by SledgehammerYesterday was the 248th birthday for the USMC (my X or tweet below). They have an amazing history and those who serve or served (once a Marine always a Marine) have a good reason to be proud. Their bravery and sacrifice was cemented for me earlier this year after listening to the audiobook by Eugene B. Sledge, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa.”

BUT … today we celebrate Veterans Day and all  the brave men and women who have served our country. They have made tremendous sacrifices to protect our freedom and way of life … and we owe them a debt of gratitude. This year, Veterans Day is on November 11, 2023, and regardless of the war or conflict, we want to honor your sacrifice and commitment to protecting America and her citizens. A simple “thank you” doesn’t seem enough.

There are many ways to show our appreciation for veterans on Veterans Day. We can attend parades and ceremonies, donate to veterans charities, or simply say thank you to a veteran we know. We can also educate ourselves about the sacrifices that veterans have made, and share that knowledge with others.

Here are a few specific ways to appreciate our troops for Veterans Day 2023:

  •     Attend a Veterans Day ceremony or parade. This is a great way to show your support for veterans and learn more about their service.
  •     Donate to a veterans charity. There are many organizations that support veterans and their families. A donation is a tangible way to show your appreciation for their service.
  •     Say thank you to a veteran you know. Whether it’s a friend, family member, or neighbor, let them know how much you appreciate their sacrifice.
  •     Educate yourself about the sacrifices of veterans. Read books or articles about veterans’ experiences, or watch documentaries about their service.
  •     Share your appreciation for veterans on social media. Use the hashtags #VeteransDay and #ThankAVeteran to share your thoughts and photos.

No matter how you choose to celebrate Veterans Day, please take some time to remember and honor the brave men and women who have served our country. They are our heroes, and we owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be fully repaid.



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