Today, as we celebrate Veteran’s Day, we honor all who have served our country throughout its long history. We honor them through the ways we appreciate them, get to know them, and ask about their stories.
Take a moment today to listen to our podcast from Memorial Day 2015, in which Rev. Emilie Boggis shares the lessons she learned from our Unitarian Universalist military chaplains. While Memorial Day is centered in honoring those who have died and Veteran’s Day focuses upon appreciating those who serve, this podcast demonstrates how appreciation for our current military personnel and veterans is a practice for honoring those who we have lost.
November at UCS is all about meaningful work. Interestingly, our work – any work – becomes more meaningful when you work with people who show they care about you. One of the hardest parts of being a veteran is feeling forgotten by the larger world or not able to talk about their military experiences. Today, help make military work meaningful by expressing your appreciation for our veterans and military personnel. Make it your spiritual practice for the week.
- Show Up at a Veteran’s Day event.
- Ask someone about their service. Invite them to tell you their story.
- Write a letter to a veteran you know, expressing your appreciation.
- Donate to a Veterans’ organization.
With gratitude for all who serve and the legacy they leave…