How often each day do each of us interact with a veteran? How many times do we thank those veterans for their service? I know that I don’t thank veterans I come across in my daily life often enough. I usually get a little choked up and stumble over my words. I’ve let that be an excuse not to take the time to say thank you to those who have offered their lives in service to our country.
But no more excuses. Use these Thank a Veterans Cards free printable this week to thank every veteran you know (and look for veterans you don’t know to thank).
Back in September, my friend, Holly at Pink Fortitude, shared this wonderful idea and her printable cards to share with veterans and first responders in memory of 9-11. I was so touched by her idea that I knew I had to do my own version in homage to Holly and to our veterans.
Thank a Veteran Cards Free Printable
You can download these printable cards for your own use. Print them and cut out the 4 cards. Fill each star with one thing that you’re able to do because of the freedom that a veteran has assured you. It can be serious (my daughters can attend school) or not so serious (I can drink overpriced coffee whenever I want) or a mix of the two. This is a great activity for children and to generate meaningful conversations between you and your child. It’s also a great activity for an adult to sit down and take a minute to think of 5 things you enjoy that you can thank a veteran for.
Please take the time to thank at least one veteran each day this week. Use these cards, use Holly’s cards, make your own cards, or simply say thank you. Just do it.