In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Zekiah Technologies would like to take a moment to thank the service men and women who have fought to uphold our citizens’ rights and luxuries. If you have a service member in your life or see one as you go about your day this month, a thank you or quiet show of respect is generally warmly appreciated.
May was designated Military Appreciation Month in 1999 by Congress in order to encourage American appreciation for our troops, past and present. Notable days through this month include May 1, Loyalty Day (formerly Americanization Day); May 6, Military Spouse Appreciation Day; May 8, Victory in Europe (VE) Day; May 21, Armed Forces Day; and May 31, Memorial Day.
What are some meaningful ways to observe Military Appreciation Month and show our appreciation for our country’s service members?
Vehicles for Volunteers suggests volunteering your time or donating to a Veterans cause organization, sending a thoughtful letter or email, donating your car to their cause, or brushing up on your flag-folding technique.
Wounded Warriors Project has fundraising and volunteering opportunities. Read about them here.
Operation Gratitude can help you with ideas for homemade care packages and has plenty of opportunities for volunteers looking to help out.
Homes for our Troops has a calendar full of building events if you want to get your hands dirty while helping to build affordable housing for our veterans. They also accept donations!
Looking for other ideas on other ways to give back to our veterans? Check out DAV (Disabled American Veterans), which lists local opportunities near you.
There are a multitude of ways to honor our service members, whether it is simply taking time to reflect, a heartfelt thank you, a charitable donation, or spending your time volunteering for a good cause. However you choose to observe this month, remember to appreciate all that we as a country have as a result of these brave men and women.