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Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Day 11/11/11Today is Veteran’s Day. Thank you to all the men and women who have sacrificed for our country! And special props to all the parents, spouses & children who stay behind while their loved ones serve.

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!

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