Happy Veteran’s Day from a grateful nation

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The crowd at Lambeau Field Sunday night offered a 70,000+ strong thank you to veterans.
The crowd at Lambeau Field Sunday night offered a 70,000+ strong thank you to veterans.

It seems appropriate that one week after the general election in the United States, we get the opportunity to thank the people who fought to preserve our right to vote in it.

We’re joining the rest of this proud nation in thanking our Veterans, today and every day.

To celebrate Veterans Day 2014, we’re making a financial commitment to the Wounded Warriors project.  We’re proud to align ourselves with this worthy organization by joining the Advance Guard monthly giving program, because we want our support to last long after today.

According to its website, the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP)  serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. To date, the program has served more than 58,000 retired military and nearly 8,200 families.

We chose this program as a means to honor our military, but there at least five other ways to say thank you.

1)      Just say thank you. Take a moment to shake an active or retired military service personnel’s hand and thank him or her. We don’t think it’s possible to thank them enough for the service, commitment and sacrifice they willingly make.

2)      Hire a veteran. The military experience fosters commitment and teamwork, perfect qualities in a co-worker.

3)      Visit a Veteran’s Home, or visit a home-bound veteran.

4)      Offer to provide foster care for pets of service members serving overseas through the Guardian Angels for Soldiers project.

5)      Take part in the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program and send a greeting card to active military service personnel.