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 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
- 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?