Veterans’ Day Honoring Ideas To Promote Empathy And Knowledge

November 11th is the one special each year to honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation. Veterans’ Day is different from Memorial Day, it’s the day we pay tribute to fallen service members. Veterans Day gives a great chance to teach people about the sacrifice that service members and their families are and will do. How do you plan to share your kindness this year? This post contains ideas for should - try activities in your local and country as well. 

Before you get started, learn a bit of history of Veterans’ Day 

I’d like to separate celebrating ideas into 3 categories. If you’re...

At home

  1. Organize a care-package packing party. Contact an organization to find troops If you don’t know someone currently stationed overseas.Try to find out which troops need your care package. Get students or members of your organization or club involved by donating items. Care items are about Personal and Practical Items, Downtime Activities items, food.

2. Visit a veterans’ hospital. If you don’t have a local VA office, contact an assisted living or nursing home facility nearby. Talking with elderly or injured veterans is a great way to transform their day, moreover, you'll hear some exciting stories about their time in the service. Give them flowers or do an activity they could do in bed.

3. Get creative. For young children, teaching them  about the holiday and its importance by making funny projects. Making a  DIY invitation,  carving a pumpkin for Thanksgiving 


At school

  1. Encourage children by developing a Veterans Day lesson plan. The way to teach children about the  holiday’s  history can be by creating a writing competition, a presentation among groups of students. In order to increase the attractiveness of the competition, it is recommended to invite more judges who are teachers in the school, giving gifts to the best writing or presentation.


  1. Invite a veteran — a parent, grandparent or faculty member in your local, perhaps — to speak to students about what it’s like to be in the military. In fact, no veterans refuse to share about the life that they’ve had in the military. It’s a good opportunity for students to learn about history, promote empathy and gratitude . 

At work

  1. Wear a red poppy to show support for veterans. You may know that  The American Legion Auxiliary distributes red crepe paper poppies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day nationwide. The poppies are all handmade by veterans as part of their therapeutic rehabilitation, and donations received in exchange for the flowers go directly to assist disabled and hospitalized veterans in our communities.
  2. Take time out of the day to acknowledge veterans in your workplace. Create a coffee session for all members of your office, eating veteran-themed snacks. Talk and discuss our office plans to honor the veterans.

Honor Veterans’ Day

  1. Celebrate with service. Show service members your gratitude throughout the year with a home-cooked meal, thank you note or day of volunteering. 
  2. Support veteran-owned businesses. It’s not always easy to identify which businesses are founded or operated by veterans. 
  3. Express thanks. Whenever you see someone in uniform, extend a simple word of gratitude or small act of kindness to show how much their service means to you.
  4. Send a card. Start compiling a list of names and addresses of the Veterans you know and send them a thank you card this year. Continue building out your list and make a tradition of sending these out each year. It only takes 10 minutes to send a welcome gift to a veteran or deployed service member.