“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.” – General George S. Patton
Support the troops when they get back. They may not be just like they were pre-deployment. Don’t expect them to be.
Little girls and boys are growing up without their daddies and mommies. Make this world something their fallen parents would be proud of.
Send a care package, or a letter, or even just a thank you card. Letters from home are very much appreciated.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” – President Ronald Reagan
There are currently about 175,000 deployed U.S. soldiers. That’s 175,000 people who are missing birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries, births, first steps, last breaths, graduations, and little league games. Stop taking those things for granted.
Take a moment of silence for those who have fallen.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is as real as any other illness. Be there for your soldier. Know when to seek help.
“The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.” –President George W. Bush
Take time out of your day to volunteer at an old soldiers’ home. Listen to their stories. Thank them for their service. Make a friend. Show your support.
Treat every day like it is Veterans Day. People are out there fighting for you. Don’t forget about them the other 364 days of the year.
Fly the flag high and with pride. Those colors don’t run.