November 11th is Veterans Day, which is a time to honor all members of the Armed Forces who have served, and fought for our country. Veterans have worked so diligently and sacrificed so much to protect us, keep our country safe, preserve our right to freedom, and protect our way of life in America. It is through their very sweat, blood, and tears that we as Americans have the freedoms to do and live as we wish. Although November 11th is just one day set aside to honor Veterans, we should all strive to donate to Veterans and honor them consistently for their valiant efforts.
1-800-Charity Cars, the nation’s leading car donation and distribution charity, provides vehicles to people in need. While we do serve a wide array of clients, the deserving Military families and Veterans have been awarded many vehicles over the years. We would like to encourage everyone to donate to Veterans and show your gratitude on this day.
Here is a list of some ways you can donate to Veterans on Veterans Day and show your gratitude for their service:
- Hang an American flag to show your support and honor veterans
- Visit a veteran’s hospital or rest home and brighten the day of the elderly or injured veterans by spending a little time with them.
- Support local businesses that are owned by Veterans. You can use buyveteran.com to locate them.
- Visit any number of local restaurants that will be hosting veteran’s day breakfast/ lunches/dinners and just shake their hands and thank them while they wait in line. If you have the means to do so pick up the tab for their meal or donate to Veterans.
- Volunteer your time through the local VA by visiting here to locate yours
- Adopt a Soldier and support them with letters or packages throughout their deployment
- Adopt a whole platoon if you can!
- Send the troops anything from letters, to care packages, books, old cell phones, and more by visiting any of the following sites:
However you choose to donate to Veterans, make this day memorable for someone who served our country and gave you that right and freedom to choose. As US representative Dan Lipinski said “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”
You can read some of the stories on how we were able to donate to Veterans with the gift of a vehicle at this link http://www.800charitycars.org/news/recipients-car-donations-military-veterans