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Quick quiz. When’s Veterans Day? It’s on November 11 each year. As 1 of 10 veterans in 2 generations of my family, I think it’s important that we thank our veterans for their service. With everything happening in the world today and all that we’re asking of military members, I think it’s extremely important to thank our veterans for their service. I’d like to share an easy way to thank our veterans with this free printable.
I watched how my dad was treated as an active duty military member in the 1970s and 1980s. He wouldn’t want anyone to feel sorry for him, but I will say that it is shameful that, as a nation, we can do better than we did back then. I’m happy to say that in my experience, we’ve been doing much better at appreciating our veterans and military members the past 20 or so years. Whether we agree with the political or philosophical reasons for military action, we should always support our veterans. They have volunteered to serve our country and by supporting them, we show our appreciation and also strengthen our own community and nation. To thank our veterans is the least we can do.
Thank Our Veterans Free Printable
I challenge you to do something concrete to thank veterans in your community in the next 10 days. You can download this free printable to help you thank a veteran. You can print out the larger version to hand out with a personal note of thanks. I’ve also made a printable that you can use to make a gift card envelope. You can make 3 envelopes in under 5 minutes.
Grab some white card stock paper (you could use computer paper, it’ll just make a less sturdy envelope), a paper-cutter or scissors, double stick tape and a paper punch (optional). Print the free printable out onto the card stock.
You can slip a gift card, movie tickets or any other small gift in the envelope to thank veterans in your community.
You can also fill the envelope with these fun OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® bandages. Not only do these bandages sport patriotic and military-inspired designs, but 5% of the sale price of each box sold is being donated to Team Red, White & Blue. BAND-AID Brand has partnered with Team RWB to help enrich the lives of America’s Veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activities.
BAND-AID is the presenting sponsor of the Team RWB’s Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay. Now through November 9, runners will carry an American flag 3,800 miles across the country to raise awareness and funds in support of veteran communities in America. You can learn more about Team Red, White & Blue on Facebook.
Additionally, BAND-AID Brand is supporting Team Red, White & Blue during the Relay by donating $1.00 for each consumer message encouraging Relay runners and thanking veterans, up to $25,000. You can visit www.bandaid.com/heroes to share your messages or use #RunWithGlory on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.