While you might not agree with every piece of policy that gets passed in America, what almost everyone can agree on is that they are grateful for the sacrifices made by those serving in the military. But despite this appreciation, it can often be hard to know how to best show this appreciation. So if this is something that you’re wanting to do, either personally or with your family, here are three ways you can show your support for the military and those who’ve served in the military.
Find A Military Family To Befriend
Serving in the military affects both the people who are on active duty and their families who are left without a vital member back home. Knowing this, part of what you can do to show support for people in the military is to support their families.
According to Lori Felix, a contributor to Military.com, if you know of a military family in your area, extending a hand of friendship and help will be much appreciated by the family and their family member that’s in the military. So if you’re able to, consider inviting this family over for dinner, offering a meal, or giving them another form of assistance that could help ease the burden of being down a family member, especially if it’s a parent who’s currently serving in the military.
Donate Your Services
In addition to doing the small things like putting a flag outside of your home or wearing clothes that talk about your love of country and the troops, another thing you can do to show your support is to donate your services to those who have spent their life serving you.
Erin Dower, a contributor to Family Education, shares that if you have a business or a service that you sell or offer to others, you may want to consider offering a discount or a free service to those in the military. Especially since money can often be tight for military families, having one less financial strain to worry about, whether it be family pictures or something else, can be very helpful.
Contribute To Supportive Causes
If you don’t feel like your individual efforts will go far enough to expressing your support of the military, Jen Babakhan, a contributor to Reader’s Digest, shares that you can always contribute to worthy causes that are already offering help and support to military personnel and their families. Organizations like Hope for the Warriors and Wounded Warriors Family Support, among so many others, can do a lot of good with the small financial contribution you’re able to give.
If you’re wanting to find more ways that you can show your support for the military and service men and women, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you with this.