Do any of my readers have a veteran in the family? Or maybe a family member who is serving in the military right now? Maybe it isn't a relative, but a friend. Whatever the case, if you know someone who has served in the military, I'm sure you are a firm believer, like I am, in helping veterans. Then again, you don't necessarily have to know anybody who is/has been in the military; if someone takes just a few seconds to think about all the sacrifices that have been (and are being) made by our military, and what they have fought for, then I am sure you are all for helping veterans, right?! It never ceases to amaze me, how the people who are so anti-war, and anti-military, use the freedom of speech that is defended by our military, to air their opinions-many times quite obnoxiously! I easily tire of these people, and prefer instead to help our veterans-people that we should respect. (Sorry, this is kind of one of my pet peeves here :)
There are many ways you can go about helping military veterans. You can do something as simple as saying thank-you whenever you see an armed forces personnel. It sounds so basic and small, yet will be gratefully received by most. You can take this a step further by helping out a veteran you may know (a neighbor, or maybe a friend). Invite them over for dinner; bake them a nice treat, or in the case of an older or injured vet, help out with some lawn work or household chores they may not be able to accomplish by themselves.
Of course, there are also bigger ways you can help a veteran. I know I have mentioned it on here before, but there is one charity in particular, Vets Vehicles, that allows you to donate a vehicle for veterans. One thing I especially like about this place, is that they send all the money from the donation, directly to the charities! It's nice knowing that the money or whatever you're donating to a cause, is really being used to help!
This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.