Honoring our Veterans


army collage 2On July 7, 2014, my son became a military veteran. He served his country faithfully and with honor. His mom and I are proud of him for his service and sacrifice.

Did you know…

There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States today.

Veterans Day originated as  “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end World War I.  In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. It is a day to honor all American veterans living or dead. These brave man and women come from all walks of life: grandparents, parents, and children; friends, neighbors and co-workers.

After serving, our son, Matt traded in his gun for a guitar, but he remembers the military. Each years he has played concerts to honor veterans and current military.

 

Ways to Honor our Veterans.

You may not play a big concert for the military, but there are other ways to honor our veterans.

Huffington Post lists 7 Simple Ways to Support Veterans and Their Families.

The Wounded Warrior Project has over a decade of service making sure that veterans are not forgotten.

CruMilitary founded in 1964 is bringing hope and resources to military worldwide, and offers many ways to minister to our military, past and present.

101 Ways to Thank a Veteran is a blog dedicated to helping military.

Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)

Wounded Warrior Facebook page lists many facts about PTSD along with ways to help.  Cru Military also offers ideas in “American Combat Veterans Need You: Help Soldiers Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”.

So, read some ideas and pick one thing to do this Veteran’s Day to honor someone who served our country, and served you and me.

What are you doing this Veteran’s Day to honor our Veterans?

What other resources have you discovered to help with PTSD?

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Veterans Day historical data retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts  on November 8, 2014.

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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2 Responses to Honoring our Veterans

  1. daylerogers says:

    Thanks, Steve, for the very necessary reminder that this is a day of recognition for those who have given of themselves–often their lives–for my freedom. Not just a throw-away holiday, but a day or remembrance and gratitude. Thanks, too, for the suggestions on how to become involved with encouraging those who have served, And congratulations on your son, Matt, who is a hero in his own right.

  2. Steve Morgan says:

    Thanks Dayle for visiting and for being a great encouragement to both Terry and me. The Hero Show link from Channel 41 in Kansas City was very touching. It was a big deal and only their 2nd year putting this on. It meant a lot to the vets and military personnel there in the area.

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