Oct. 8, 1954, marks the day President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day proclamation encouraging widespread observance of this anniversary and asking all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry to join hands in the common purpose.
This Veterans Day, consider putting your words of appreciation into action by doing something meaningful for those who have sacrificed so much for our country. There are parades and many online events that pay tribute today for past service members. Home care providers are urging their staff to get involved in some sort of community event, even if they don’t know any veterans personally.
- Thank service members who are currently deployed by participating in online events sponsored by Real Warriors at http://www.realwarriors.net/ or the VA hospitals in your local area at http://www.va.gov/health/default.asp
- Serve veterans in your community – home care, nursing homes and VA hospitals encourage volunteers to stop by to offer their time
- Serve the unsung heroes – the military families at community events, local parade or memorial service
There are many ways home care providers are giving their time and care to those who served and sacrificed for our country. This Veterans Day is a great opportunity to do something meaningful for someone in the community. How is your home care business celebrating and honoring those who are serving or served our great nation? Let us know.