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Thread: God Bless the Veterans and Happy Birthday to The UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS!

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    God Bless the Veterans and Happy Birthday to The UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS!



    For All You Have Done For This... Free Veterans Day eCards | 123 Greetings



    ARMY
    MARINES
    NAVY
    AIR FORCE
    NATIONAL GUARD
    COAST GUARD

    MORE ON VETERANS DAY


    TOP VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS

    Texas Roadhouse: Free Lunch on Veterans Day
    Target Offers Veterans Day Military Discount
    California Pizza Kitchen: Free Veterans Day Entree
    LEGOLAND Florida: Veteran Discounts in November
    Applebee's Offers Free Meal on Veterans Day


    MILITARY HOLIDAYS

    Air Force Birthday
    Army Birthday
    Coast Guard Birthday
    Flag Day
    Independence Day
    Marine Corps Birthday
    Memorial Day
    Military Appreciation Month
    Military Spouse Appreciation Day
    National Guard Birthday
    Navy Birthday
    Veterans Day
    VETERANS DAY 2017


    8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day


    Marine Corps veteran with service member
    Military.com
    Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you're looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that's meaningful for veterans everywhere, here's a list of suggestions to start you off.

    1. Show Up

    Girl scouts at Veterans Day Parade

    Attend a Veterans Day event in your area -- not just a picnic with friends but an honest-to-goodness parade or service for veterans. Roy Rogers said, "We can't all be heroes; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." Veterans Day is a great opportunity to do just that.

    2. Donate

    Veteran at Disabled Veterans America event

    There are a plethora of wonderful organizations who offer all manner of support, services and appreciation for our service members. To get a few ideas for donations, you can check out this page.

    3. Fly a flag - correctly

    Raising the US flag

    Veterans Day is a great opportunity to fly the flag! Just make sure you're observing the proper rules for display. Not sure exactly what those are? Check out Military.com's guide to the flag.

    4. Ask someone about their service

    Service member speaks with veteran

    It seems like we all know someone who has served and Veterans Day is a great time to ask them about their service. Some questions to get started are: What did you do in the military? How long did you serve? What was your favorite moment in all your time in the service? Did anyone else in your family serve? Why did you choose to go into the service branch you did? Do not ask if they've killed anyone and should your veteran be a combat vet who is either unwilling to share or plainly states what they went through, be supportive without being intrusive. Sometimes you don't have to say anything, just listen and give them your full attention.

    5. Write

    Child writing greeting card for service member

    If you know a veteran, write a simple postcard or e-card that recognizes them on Veterans Day. If you don't know a veteran, look up the closest military installation and send one there. Small acts of recognizing someone's service, even anonymously, are appreciated.

    6. Don't Confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day

    Memorial Day parade in San Angelo

    Veterans Day is a time to thank those who are serving or have served and are still with us. Memorial Day is to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country. Confusing the two or combining the two diminishes the importance of both.

    7. Visit a VA Hospital

    Volunteer at VA hospital

    Find out what the policies are at your nearest VA hospital for interacting with patients or volunteering, and spend the day with a veteran. Many VA facilities will have events on Veterans Day or a special lunch you can help prepare. Even if you never interact with a veteran, helping at a facility is a way to give back.

    8. Get Outdoors with a Veteran

    Veteran fishing at Mt. Lassen National Park

    Invite a veteran or a military family to explore a national park -- admission is free for all visitors on Veterans Day. Being outside helps improve physical and mental health, boosts emotional well-being, and is a great way to celebrate the day with a veteran.

    Veterans Day Features on Military.com

    FROM: 8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day | Military.com

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    God Bless the Veterans and Happy Birthday to The UNITED STATES MARINES CORPS!

    For All You Have Done For This... Free Veterans Day eCards | 123 Greetings



    ARMY
    MARINES
    NAVY
    AIR FORCE
    NATIONAL GUARD
    COAST GUARD

    MORE ON VETERANS DAY


    TOP VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS

    Texas Roadhouse: Free Lunch on Veterans Day
    Target Offers Veterans Day Military Discount
    California Pizza Kitchen: Free Veterans Day Entree
    LEGOLAND Florida: Veteran Discounts in November
    Applebee's Offers Free Meal on Veterans Day


    MILITARY HOLIDAYS

    Air Force Birthday
    Army Birthday
    Coast Guard Birthday
    Flag Day
    Independence Day
    Marine Corps Birthday
    Memorial Day
    Military Appreciation Month
    Military Spouse Appreciation Day
    National Guard Birthday
    Navy Birthday
    Veterans Day
    VETERANS DAY 2017


    8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day


    Marine Corps veteran with service member
    Military.com
    Veterans Day is an important day for showing appreciation to members of our military, past and present. If you're looking for an appropriate way to honor a veteran in your life, or would like to contribute in a way that's meaningful for veterans everywhere, here's a list of suggestions to start you off.

    1. Show Up

    Girl scouts at Veterans Day Parade

    Attend a Veterans Day event in your area -- not just a picnic with friends but an honest-to-goodness parade or service for veterans. Roy Rogers said, "We can't all be heroes; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." Veterans Day is a great opportunity to do just that.

    2. Donate

    Veteran at Disabled Veterans America event

    There are a plethora of wonderful organizations who offer all manner of support, services and appreciation for our service members. To get a few ideas for donations, you can check out this page.

    3. Fly a flag - correctly

    Raising the US flag

    Veterans Day is a great opportunity to fly the flag! Just make sure you're observing the proper rules for display. Not sure exactly what those are? Check out Military.com's guide to the flag.

    4. Ask someone about their service

    Service member speaks with veteran

    It seems like we all know someone who has served and Veterans Day is a great time to ask them about their service. Some questions to get started are: What did you do in the military? How long did you serve? What was your favorite moment in all your time in the service? Did anyone else in your family serve? Why did you choose to go into the service branch you did? Do not ask if they've killed anyone and should your veteran be a combat vet who is either unwilling to share or plainly states what they went through, be supportive without being intrusive. Sometimes you don't have to say anything, just listen and give them your full attention.

    5. Write

    Child writing greeting card for service member

    If you know a veteran, write a simple postcard or e-card that recognizes them on Veterans Day. If you don't know a veteran, look up the closest military installation and send one there. Small acts of recognizing someone's service, even anonymously, are appreciated.

    6. Don't Confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day

    Memorial Day parade in San Angelo

    Veterans Day is a time to thank those who are serving or have served and are still with us. Memorial Day is to reflect and remember those who lost their lives in service to their country. Confusing the two or combining the two diminishes the importance of both.

    7. Visit a VA Hospital

    Volunteer at VA hospital

    Find out what the policies are at your nearest VA hospital for interacting with patients or volunteering, and spend the day with a veteran. Many VA facilities will have events on Veterans Day or a special lunch you can help prepare. Even if you never interact with a veteran, helping at a facility is a way to give back.

    8. Get Outdoors with a Veteran

    Veteran fishing at Mt. Lassen National Park

    Invite a veteran or a military family to explore a national park -- admission is free for all visitors on Veterans Day. Being outside helps improve physical and mental health, boosts emotional well-being, and is a great way to celebrate the day with a veteran.

    Veterans Day Features on Military.com

    FROM: 8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day | Military.com

    9. BOYCOTT THE NFL
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    All the respect in the world for people in the forces.
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    You are an awesome guy Quester. I appreciate that there are people like you in the world and thank you for your service. I always had a natural like for our Marines especially.

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