November is National Military Family Appreciation Month
November marks the beginning of Military Family Appreciation Month, and is the ideal time to honor and acknowledge the sacrifices made by every member of the military family. When a military member serves, we need to remember that their entire family serves also.
For those who are not an active service member, veteran or part of a military family, there is so much more that you can do to show your support than just saying “thank you for your service.” As we celebrate the annual November Military Family Appreciation Month, here are a few ideas of ways to show our thanks for fellow military families who stand behind the uniform and for those who serve:
There is still more that we as individuals, and as communities can do to support our service members and their families - not only in November, but year-round. A kind gesture in passing, a warm welcome to the neighborhood, hiring a veteran, helping a service member or military spouse transition to the local workforce. These acts - both big and small, express our thanks and appreciation to our veterans, service members and their families.