Remember a Veteran or Service Member on November 11
Veteran’s Day is a time to honor our dedicated military Service Members. Veteran’s Day was originally named as a holiday to honor the end of World War I. Many Americans confuse Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day, but there is a distinct difference.
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have died serving our country. Veteran’s Day was named to not only honor deceased Veteran’s, but to thank living Veteran’s for their service in both wartime and peacetime.
Military.com has launched several new web sites to help Americans stay connected and honor Veterans and Service Members on Veteran’s Day.
In addition to the many community and national ceremonies taking place on Veteran’s Day and posted on the Veteran’s Day web page, there are some unique things you can do to honor a Veteran or a Service Member on November 11.
Send an eCard on Veteran’s Day or Other Holidays
Military.com has launched a web site for Veteran’s Day, November 11th. The site offers a unique selection of eCards to email to a Veteran or Service Member and their spouses.
The selection includes eCards for other holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Thank You cards for military spouses.
On Veteran’s Day: Help a Veteran or Service Member Get a Job
You can help a Veteran or Service Member prepare a resume, prepare to interview, and suggest job hunting and networking tasks.
In a report released November 5th by Military.com, a member of the Monster Worldwide network, 81% of service members being released from the military say they are not prepared to enter the civilian workforce.
Service members feel they do not have adequate skills to negotiate salary and benefits, professionally network, or effectively communicate their military skills into civilian skills.
In the same report, 61% of employers say they do not fully understand the qualifications of Veterans.
Send a Military Exchange Global Prepaid Phone Card to Troops on Veteran’s Day
You can arrange to send a prepaid phone card, including a card that allows Service Members to call home for two hours from Iraq, Afghanistan or Kuwait.
To send a phone card to any Service Member on Veteran’s Day, call 800-527-2345 or visit www.aafes.org.
Thank a Military Spouse on Veteran’s Day
SpouseBuzz is a blog for military spouses on the newly launched Military Spouse Network, sponsored by Military.com. It is the largest social network for military spouses, which includes 400,000 military spouses worldwide.
Military.com has over 8 million members and has almost 8 million unique visitors each month. Blog for Veteran’s, Service Members, and their spouses on Veteran’s Day by posting a thank you message at SpouseBuzz.
Send a Thank You or Holiday Card to a Service Member on Veteran’s Day
You can send a Christmas card, Thanksgiving card, or Thank You card to any wounded Service Member to let them know we care. Address the card to:
Any Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
Visit Military.com’s Veteran Day Website for More Local Activities
Whether you home school, teach in a classroom, or a caring parent, teach your children about Veteran’s Day using the many resource guides at the new Veteran’s Day web site.
You can find a history of Veteran’s Day, a Veteran’s Day poster, and ways your children can thank a Veteran or Service Member. Teach your children about Veteran’s in your family and the importance of honoring those who serve our country to protect our freedoms.