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Nov 5 2012
Thank You Veterans
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Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps… all have one thing in common.  They protect and serve our country.  No matter what branch someone has served, they shouldn’t be taken for granted.  Veteran’s Day is quickly approaching on November 11.  This is a great reminder for us to thank those who served and sacrificed for our country.  There are a few ways this can be done.

 

  1. Send a thank you note to a Veteran who you may not know.  My dad has told me that it wasn’t long ago when Veterans and those on active duty were not always appreciated.  Thankfully, it is getting much better nowadays.  However, some are still forgotten or going thru difficult times… wounded, disabled, homeless, etc. 

    There are several organizations that you can to send cards to, including:  Wounded Warrior Project and Michigan Veteran Foundation.  During the Fall Welcome Week the Student Veteran Organization collected thank you cards from students, alumni, staff, and faculty.  These cards were mailed to the Michigan Veteran Foundation and A Million Thanks. 

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  3. Verbally thank a family member or friend that has served.  We often take for granted what our family and friends have been through.  Give them a call or take them out for lunch.  Tell them why you appreciate their service. 

Writing a card or verbally thanking someone is a win-win for everyone.  It doesn’t take much time or cost a lot of money.  The person reaching out feels good and the recipient appreciates the gesture.

How have you “thanked” a Veteran?

 

 


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