In our household there are two vets. My dad was in the Coast Guard during Vietnam era, and John was a Marine in the late 1990s. I asked both of them what they think the best way to honor veterans is, and they had a few suggestions. They both immediately thought of those currently serving, not just vets.
1. Support the Wounded Warrior Project, which aids injured service members. Please consider a donation.
2. The next time you’re doing errands pick up a few extra things to send to Any Marine. A package of socks, a fun magazine, some snacks, ziplock bags and some baby wipes … keep a box in your pantry and ship it off when it gets filled.
3. Clean out your closet and donate to the AmVets thrift stores.
4. Write a veteran a note to thank them for their service.
Oh, and PS, Happy Birthday, Marines!