Honoring Our Military Today (Veterans Day 2010)

Ways to Honor Veterans Outside of Backyard Barbecues


The U.S. military does great service for many countries around the world. Since fighting for independence more than 200 years ago, those who have been willing to stand for a just cause have entered the Armed Forces. These men and women need to be honored because without their self- sacrifice, the world would be a much more dangerous place. When it comes time to honor the veterans, you should do so in a way that surpasses a neighborhood barbecue or playing at the park.


Remembering Those Who Gave It All So That You Could Have It All

Memorials for all veterans and  the military personnel who have fallen can be found in virtually any city. If you have children, you may question why not add some history to the experience by visiting key points or locations? For instance, millions of people travel to Pearl Harbor on a yearly basis to visit the site and remember sailors who lost their lives in World War II. Many children today don’t understand what these individuals gave during the war, and it’s important for us not to let the future generations forget. We need to teach our children these important historical events, and we need to teach them the way they actually happened. History is proven to repeat itself if we don’t stand in its way, so we must always stand in its way! So add some history to your Veterans day, it can be an educational experience for them.


Parades Are Not Enough

Although visiting Veterans’ Day parades can be entertaining as communities give thanks to those who have served, it may not be enough. What about vets who are unable to attend such gatherings? Do you visit the VA and give homage to those veterans or just add them to your prayers at night?

A true hero doesn’t go out of his or her way to receive gratitude. However, acknowledgment for what these soldiers have done can help show respect for those in the Armed Forces. Those who protest military actions should realize that these veterans helped secure the right to protest in the first place.



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