It may not be perfect, but we at CDLjobs.com believe the United States of America is the best country this world has ever seen.
It’s a beacon of freedom, prosperity, and, opportunity. Compared to many nations across the globe, it’s also a haven of safety. It’s easy to take our nation for granted, but it’s important to remember how blessed we are to live in the USA, despite its faults.
It’s also easy to forget how difficult it has been to protect this nation. Without our veterans, we could lose everything. From the War of Independence to our current engagements abroad, defending our great nation has taken the sacrifice and commitment of veterans.
This November 11th, on Veterans Day, show your support for our men and women who serve. Then keep the spirit of gratitude alive all year long.
Ways to Thank a Veteran
Show Up to Veterans Day Events
Simply showing up and being present at a Veterans Day event is the first step to showing your appreciation for our nation’s heroes. While Memorial Day is for honoring those who have given their lives in the service of our country, Veterans Day is for each and every person who served in our military. Showing up and supporting our troops does more than you might think.
Donate to a Veteran’s Organization
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different veteran’s organizations across the country that could use your financial support. From a local veteran’s post to nationwide organizations, you can take your time and choose the one that calls to you. Let’s take a look at just a few of your options...
Disabled American Veterans
This organization focuses specifically on helping our veterans who have disabling injuries. They are entirely funded by donations, with the goal of helping disabled veterans live with honor and dignity.
Operation Write Home
Communicating with their loved ones at home is one of the most important things for our military members abroad. This organization provides greeting card to soldiers, Marines, guardsmen, and sailors who can then write letters to loved ones and send them back for free.
Imagine you’re a WWII veteran living in California, Iowa, Georgia, or any state in the nation. You have heard about the numerous memorials honoring you in Washington D.C., but you have never had the chance to see them for yourself. This organization works to fly our veterans to the capital so they can visit and reflect at their memorials.
Volunteer and a VA Hospital
There are over 140,000 volunteers working at VA hospitals across the country, but there is always room for more. You’ll have to pass health and background checks, but this can be a very rewarding experience for both you and our veterans.
You could even talk with your employer about organizing a corporate volunteer program. The Department of Veterans Affairs can help you create a program that fits your organization, so talk to your employer or team members and see if there is an interest.
Just Say Thank You
Sometimes a simple “thank you” is all it takes. Veterans have given so much to our country, and many simply want to hear the appreciation of the people they have served. Letting them know that their incredible sacrifice and commitment has not gone unnoticed can be the most powerful gesture of all.
There are many ways to thank our veterans. This Veterans Day, take the time to show your support, but always remember that appreciating veterans is a year-round event.
Trucking Jobs for Veterans
Many of the trucking companies using CDLjobs.com have special opportunities for veterans interested in the trucking industry. View information on carriers and trucking jobs by browsing our site or click below to apply to multiple companies with one simple, secure application.