Tomorrow, we celebrate Veterans Day. This day honors the more than 20 million men and women in the United Sates who have served in the military, as well as the 1.5 million who currently serve. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs states that the holiday is “A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”
Branham Electric strives to honor and thank veterans on this holiday and every day. As a small gesture, we always offer 10% off service calls and bids for veterans and active military personnel.
We encourage you, our friends and business associates, to take the time to thank and honor a veteran this week.
- Say “thank you!” A kind word, a good deed, or even a cup of coffee can go a long way. Simply tell a veteran that you appreciate what he or she has sacrificed and given for the good of our country.
- Attend a public ceremony or parade. Many schools and cities honor veterans publicly this week. Your participation is a great way to show that you care.
- Be a good citizen. Let’s all strive to live up to the example set by veterans everywhere. Serve and give back in some way.
- Get involved. There are so many amazing organizations that support veterans. Just a bit of research will turn up both local and national efforts. We were honored last year to participate, along with the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, in raising funds to send an entire plane of World War II Veterans on a Greater St. Louis Honor Flight. We also participated in an event to raise funds for the Fisher House.
- Help a veteran you know. Many individuals who have served come home with financial, physical, and emotional difficulties. Sometimes, help is difficult to find and it can be even more difficult to ask for help. Just think what would happen if we could join together and each help one person, like this veteran who was cheated by a contractor and was helped when we came together with other businesses and organizations to fix his home.
- Pass along resources. Let a veteran know that there are other people and businesses out there that would like to say thank you with a good deal. If a veteran you know is struggling, help them find resources.
We wish you a happy Veterans Day. For those who are serving or who have served, we deeply appreciate your sacrifice.