Each year the President of the United States signs a proclamation declaring November “Military Family Month” and this year is no different. Dealing with the ups and downs that come with military life can be tough. Whether it’s the family that you were born into, or the family that you chose, there is no denying that military families deserve to be recognized and appreciated. Below are a few ways you can celebrate them during Military Family Appreciation Month.
1. Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)
Nothing says “I appreciate you” quite like, well, just saying it! Even a simple “thank you” card can go a long way in showing your gratitude. Want to go the extra mile? Consider baking their favorite cake or cooking their favorite meal. Another fun and easy RAK that will help show your gratitude is to volunteer your time. Offer to babysit their kids, adopt a service member for the holidays, create military spouse/service member care packages, or just offer your time to sit and listen.
2. Go Do Something Fun
All throughout November there are opportunities to celebrate our nation’s military families. Many organizations are offering discounts to show their gratitude. Visit your local MWR to learn more about the events happening near you!
Did you know that there are more than 40,000 military-focused charities in the United States alone? Choosing to donate to one of these non-profit organizations not only helps service members and their families across the nation, it also speaks volumes to how much you appreciate them. You can even personalize your donation by giving on behalf of your favorite military family. If you aren’t able to donate, there are many other ways to get involved – including helping spread the word on social media!
If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is participating in Giving Day on Tuesday, Nov. 29. This Giving Tuesday, Be A Hero: #Give2Heroes.
Posted on November 14 2016 in Blog