This month we’re focusing our reflections of gratitude on November’s second largest holiday, Veterans Day, taking place on the 11th.
We know you’re all thinking lots about this day because public schools will be closing their doors. But what you maybe haven’t thought about yet is the origins of this holiday, and why it’s so important to have strong awareness throughout the day of the hope, sacrifice, and courage that Veterans have shown in protecting our country, and what that has cost them.
Veterans can be anyone who has served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard. You’d be surprised how many Veterans are around you, and how many of those people are young individuals trying to find their way back into society. More often than not these transitions are painful. Finding a new career path can be difficult for some, as well as dealing with that physical and emotional wounds from combat, and separation from family. And while there are services for Veterans, it’s often times human connection that can make the most difference.