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.