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EMS Solutions joins Americans in honoring the patriotism and sacrifices of all veterans on the occasion of Veterans Day. We thank veterans for their brave service in defending this country.

Honoring Americas Service Members on Veterans Day

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Veterans Day, which is celebrated every year on November 11, is designated as a day to show honor and appreciation to all the men and women who have served the country in different wars. The day is celebrated through church services and parades with the American flag at half-mast. A two-minute period of silence is observed at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day.

If you’re looking for ways to honor our veterans, here are a few ideas:

  • Host a patriotic party – Companies, organizations and individuals can host or sponsor a patriotic party at the local veterans’ post. Invite all veterans living in the area and other residents to honor and toast locals who have served in the armed services. Include patriotic decorations and play themed music during the party.
  • Instruct children about patriotism – Although most kids have heard the term patriotism, they may not understand exactly what it entails. Veterans Day is the perfect opportunity to teach kids how to exhibit greater patriotism. You can start by reading stories about men and women of valor in American history. There are many movies and websites to use as teaching aids.
  • Give out U.S. flags – One of the simplest expressions of patriotism is to fly our country’s flag. Try distributing flags to your neighbors with an attached note, inviting them to fly the flag on Veterans Day. This shows solidarity with past and present members of the armed forces.
  • Serve a veteran – Contact volunteer organizations to find out how you can help veterans. Retired vets who are in poor health may need transportation to and from medical appointments. You can send cards and packages to troops who are currently deployed.

Above all, when you see a veteran—either active duty or retired—make sure to shake their hand and thank them for their service to our country.