November 11th. Veteran’s Day. A time when Americans honor those who have served. But what can you really do? What can you do that would say thank you in a better way than just saying so? Here are four ways to thank a veteran, today:
1. Show, Don’t Tell
It’s easy to say “thank you”, but go to local celebrations on Veteran’s Day. Most towns have parades on Veteran’s Day and showing up to show our appreciation means a lot to those who have served. When you see a veteran, ask them about their service. You’ll probably hear a really interesting story! Here is a list of Veteran’s Day events for 2017.
2. Visit a Veteran’s Association (VA) Hospital
Cities across America have VA Hospitals filled with those who have served and everyone knows that visitors are always a good thing in the hospital. Seeing someone in the hospital and listening to their story goes a long way. Find a VA hospital close to you and make sure to visit one this weekend!
3. Donate Money
There are countless organizations that put financial resources to good use to help wounded warriors and help veterans with the transition from the military to civilian life. Find an organization you would like to donate to, and help a veteran begin this new chapter of their life.
4. Offer a Veteran a Job
The transition from military life to civilian life can be tough. Veterans are quickly finding that trucking is a great industry to enter into after leaving the service. That’s why we, at United Truck Driving School, offer a Military Program for Veterans who want to earn their commercial driver’s license and become a truck driver. United accepts most VA Benefits including the Post 9/11 GI BILL®, Vocational Rehab, and My CAA.
United Truck Driving School offers CDL Training in Southern California. Campuses are located in San Diego and Riverside. United prepares students by training them on both Class A and Class B equipment.