November 11th is Veteran’s Day. Here are some ideas to honor the veteran in your life.
Reminisce with a veteran
If he or she is up to talking about their service here are some simple questions to ask.
- What branch of the military were you in? What were the dates of your service?
- Did you enlist or were you drafted? Where did you do your basic training? Where did you get transferred to from there?
- Did you serve during wartime? Which war? What countries did you travel to? How did you travel?
- Tell me about the friends you made? Who were they? What did you do together off-duty? What did they mean to you?
Display photos of someone in uniform in your home to remember that period in their life.
Does your loved one have a military scrapbook? My father had so many pictures from his service in World War II that I placed them in a scrapbook with captions and his story. Many visitors to their home look at the scrapbook and ask him questions about his service.
Celebrate a veteran with a meal
Many restaurants celebrate veterans today with free or discounted meals. Or cook up a loved ones favorite meal at home.