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  • Writer's pictureVincent Giacalone

Honoring Our Veterans: Ways to Show Gratitude on Veterans Day

As Veterans Day approaches, it's a time to reflect on and honor the brave men and women who have served our country. These heroes have made countless sacrifices to protect our freedoms, and it's only fitting that we show our appreciation.


In this blog, we'll explore various ways to honor Veterans, and we'll also touch on how The Organized Guy can assist Veterans who may be struggling with their homes.


1. Attend a Veterans Day Event

One of the most direct ways to honor Veterans is by attending a local Veterans Day event. Many communities organize parades, ceremonies, and gatherings to pay tribute to Veterans. Your presence and participation demonstrate your gratitude for their service.


For some local Long Island Veterans Day events check out this article here from the Long Island Press.


2. Volunteer at a Veterans' Organization

Consider giving your time to a Veterans' organization. Many nonprofits and charities dedicated to helping Veterans can use volunteers. Whether it's offering your skills or just lending a listening ear, your contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of Veterans.


3. Send a Thank You Letter

A heartfelt thank-you letter or card can have a profound impact. You can send your appreciation to Veterans you know personally or use organizations that distribute letters to Veterans. Express your gratitude for their service and sacrifices. Organizations such as A Million Thanks make sure that our active service men and women receive warm letters of gratitude on a regular basis and particularly around the holidays. Note, the deadline to get your holiday greeting of appreciation out is December 1st. Find out more at www.amillionthanks.org.


4. Support Veteran-Owned Businesses

Another way to honor Veterans is by supporting their businesses. Look for products and services provided by veteran-owned companies. By choosing to spend your money with these businesses, you contribute to their success and prosperity. Looking for a Veteran Owned Business in your area? Check this directory. For Suffolk County, click here. For Nassau County, click here.


5. Visit Veterans in Hospitals or Nursing Homes

Veterans in hospitals or nursing homes often appreciate visits from caring individuals. Spend some time with them, share stories, and listen to their experiences. Your visit can bring comfort and companionship to Veterans in need. Contact the Office of Veterans Affairs to find out how you can help and or visit with local veterans.


6. Honor the Fallen

Remember the Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice by visiting cemeteries and memorials. You can place flags or flowers on graves and take a moment of reflection to pay your respects. A trip to Calverton and more info can be found here.


7. Support Their Well-Being

Many Veterans who live alone may struggle with maintaining their homes. This is where The Organized Guy comes in:


If you know a veteran who lives alone and is facing challenges in keeping their home organized and functional, we are here to help. The Organized Guy specializes in professional organizing services designed to simplify and declutter living spaces. We can transform their home into a more comfortable and efficient environment, allowing them to focus on what matters most – their well-being. Another great resource are attorneys that advocate for Veterans. Firms like Thomas J. Manzi Law firm, have expertise in Veterans Rights. Visit their site for more information here. ***

Whether it's helping Veterans declutter their space, organize their belongings, or create systems that make everyday life easier, The Organized Guy is committed to making a difference in the lives of those who have served our country.


This Veterans Day, let's honor our Veterans in meaningful ways, from attending events to supporting their businesses. And for Veterans who may be struggling with maintaining their homes, remember that The Organized Guy is here to provide the assistance they need to lead more comfortable and organized lives. Together, we can express our gratitude and ensure that our Veterans are respected and cared for.




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