Ideas to Thank a Veteran on Veterans Day

Updated: November 9, 2022
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    Below are a few of many ways to say a grateful thank you for your service on Veterans Day (and every day) plus a few alternatives to saying “thank you for your service.”

    How to Thank a Veteran this Veterans Day!

    Thank a Veteran on Veterans Day!

    How to thank a Veteran plus alternatives to saying “thank you”

    • Personally thank a veteran for their service
    • If you can’t personally thank a veteran send a card, call, text, write or even send a social media message.
    • Fly an American flag outside your home
    • Participate in a Veterans Day parade
    • Attend an official Veterans Day ceremony
    • Call or write local media and community groups to show your support and encourage others in your area to do the same.
    • Volunteer at an event focused on helping Veterans
    • If you know a Veteran, write a simple postcard or e-card that recognizes them
    • Donate to non-profit Veterans organizations like the DAV, Operation Homefront, or the Wounded Warrior Project.
    • Volunteer with the American Legion or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
    • Visit a Veteran at your local hospital on a holiday or weekend
    • Get to know that Veteran by inviting them to a game of basketball or a run
    • Offering the Veteran a discount if you are a business owner/manager
    • Send a care package to a military servicemember at home or overseas


    Suggested Conversations

    • What did you do in the military?
    • Did anyone else in your family serve?
    • How long did you serve?
    • What was your favorite moment in all your time in the service?
    • Why did you choose the service branch that you did?

    Veterans Day Guide to Offers
    National Free Meals & Discounts National Retail, Travel & Service Deals, Discounts, Freebies
    Local Area Free Meals & Discounts Giving Back & Veterans Services
    How to Get a Veterans ID Map to Veterans Day Free Meals and Services
    Veterans Day Sales for Everybody Logo wall of Participating Businesses
    Veterans Day Resources
    About Veterans Day Veterans Day Fact Infographic
    Official Veterans Day Posts Since 1978 Veterans Day Pictures
    Military & Veterans Discounts Year Round
    Military & Veterans Discounts Local Area Military & Veterans Discounts
    Veteran & Military Cell Phone Discounts Military Discounts at Gyms and Health Clubs
    Wedding Military Discounts Under Armour Military & Veterans Discount
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