That is why this Veterans Day is especially important this year. We need to show extra support and thanks to our nation's heroes. Let's remind them of the fact that there are still many Americans who appreciate them. There are also many people who are working hard to preserve and protect the USA.
Much like the modest veterans it honors, Veterans Day tends to quietly arrive and exit before the general public even takes note. Veterans Day is this Saturday, November 11.
With the inspiration and information held in this edition, we hope to equip you with ways to encourage the veterans in your path. This should be a priority for every American.
So many veterans are humble. They often say the real heroes are the "ones who didn't get to come back home." When veterans say that to us, we frequently try to reply with this affirmative fact: We believe that all of the men and women who were willing to risk their lives for the sake of our freedom and safety are heroes.
But as former President Ronald Reagan said so well, ”We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty. ”
We are passionate because our veterans urgently need our appreciation and encouragement. Post traumatic stress, depression, and suicides are on a tragic rise among veterans of all ages. In addition to professional help, every honorable veteran deserves our encouragement, appreciation, and prayers -which make a big difference! Most Americans want to encourage veterans, but they don't know how. We make it easy for busy families to honor heroes. And it warms our hearts to hear how much it means to veterans and their families.
This Veterans Day, do not let it go unnoticed. Do not let any veteran enter and exit your path without your acknowledgement. Thank them. Share a gift with them. Pray for them. (Join our prayer group at PrayingPals.org.)
Take time to thank them. And take time to thank God for them. Just do something!
God bless you,Carrie Stoelting and Stacie Stoelting HudzinskiSisters and founders of Unite the USA
A Perfect Song for Veterans Day
We appreciate the Oaks for their heart for our nation's heroes and their work to honor them. Joe Bonsall, the tenor, is the son of WWII veterans Joseph and Lillie Bonsall. He has endorsed our work as well for which we are honored.
Featured Bible Verse
5 Ways to Honor Heroes
2. Be sure to set aside time to thank our heroes. Thank them in person, on the phone, in a card, or through an e-mail.
3. If you have young children or grandchildren take time to teach them about our veterans. Make Veterans Day cards and send them to heroes in your community.
4. Don't forget our hospitalized heroes or elderly veterans in nursing homes. Send a colorful card, send a gift, or stop by and visit. Note: In God We Still Trust and Unite the USA make great gift ideas! :)
5. Invite a veteran to dinner, send a gift card to their favorite restaurant, or order/deliver a meal for them. Take him or a her a gift. Just do something to show that you care and that you are grateful for their service.
The Best of President Reagan’s Remarks about Veterans
Sending Pillows to Our Nation's Heroes
Project Pillows volunteers are thankful for an opportunity to support our troops in a tangible way. We meet to assemble care packages, mindful of the difference these make when they arrive in the war zone.
“Every pillow I put into a box to mail, I sent a hug with it. The whole time I was working on these, I kept thinking we are packing these boxes and the next person who opens them will be a soldier who is fighting for our freedom.” – Becky, Project Pillows volunteer