Happy Memorial Day everyone! We here at PARA are so grateful for the countless veterans and military heroes who have bravely served our country. So we are always finding ways to show our respect and appreciation for our service men, women, and their families. And we would love to encourage you and your loved ones to do the same because Memorial Day is more than BBQs and camping trips. It’s a day to remember and respect those who selflessly defended our country and risked their lives to keep us free. So, here are 11 Memorial Day activities to help you honor our veterans not just today, but every day of the year.
5 Memorial Day Activities to Honor our Veterans
1) Write a letter to a soldier
Just like everyone else, soldiers love happy mail. And thanks to OPERATION GRATITUDE you and your family can write your own personal letters and care packages that can be sent to currently deployed soldiers.
2) Donate clothes to a local VWF
Have any clothes that are still in good condition but you no longer need/wear? Donate them to a local VWF center to be distributed to veterans in need.
3) Visit a local veteran in your neighborhood
If you know of a veteran in your neighborhood, a great way to show your appreciation for their service is by stoping by with a treat in hand or just a simple hand shake and expression of gratitude.
4) Donate airline miles to the Hero Miles Program
Have you heard of the Hero Miles Program? It is an amazing program that allows individuals to donate their personal flier miles to ill or injured military members and their families to help aid in any traveling that is related to their conditions.
5) Donate a car
There are a few programs out there that let you donate your cars to people in need. And one of these amazing programs is Cars for US Troops. This program will send someone to pick up a car you’d like to get rid of and let you choose which veteran charity to donate it to. Plus any donation you make is tax deductible so it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Thanks again veterans for all you’ve done!