November is National Military Family Appreciation Month

Posted On: 11/13/2019

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:


  • Volunteer your time.More often than not, a spouse could use more than just a trip to the grocery store without the kids. You may not be able to make their spouse come home, but you can have his/her tribe over for an outing or a play date, while he/she takes a much needed break.
  • Share their passion.Many remarkable military spouses spend a great deal amount of their time volunteering with organizations or programs they feel are important. Spend some time volunteering next to them as a way of showing that you care also.
  • Leave or send an anonymous care package at their door.Supplies for the perfect bath (salts, scrubs, bubbles …), or put together a movie night in a basket complete with fun flick, popcorn and snacky movie candy are just a couple of little ideas that would go a long way.
  • Listen.Take the time to find out what she or he needs. Maybe the lawn looks great but caring for it is just about the last straw. Maybe the animals need some extra love or care while she or he is at work. Maybe all they need is someone to talk to about what is really going on. Just listen.


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.


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Katie Cummings
Mobility Blogger

My professional background stems from non-profit marketing and fundraising for a large children’s cancer hospital. Every day I was able to make connections and relationships for kids and their families going through devastating times. From securing small donations to large corporate support, it was all about providing hope that one day doctors and researchers would find a cure. It was truly an honor to be a part of something so important.

Just this past year, I came to work alongside my family for, a website dedicated to offering the latest information and resources for people needing mobility products. This was a dream come true for me as I have always wanted to combine more time with my family while still helping others. Our family has been in the mobility industry for over 35 years with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for people with mobility issues. This is the spirit behind BLVD and what I am most excited about sharing in my blog.

I love meeting new people and have found that volunteering is the best way to learn more about others and myself. Coffee keeps me going as do walks my pup "Kirby" and most of all being with family and friends. I invite you to check out my blog to learn more about how "together we can move through life better!"

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