Five ways to participate in veterans day By Jackson Bogan

Veterans Day is a Holiday started after WWI to honor the veterans of US conflicts and their families that takes place on November 11. However, most people see it simply as a day off. If you are in need of a way to honor the individuals who have fought for our country, here are some ideas..

One: Visit a Local VA HOSPITAL

Volunteering at your local VA hospital can be a sign of gratitude to the veterans staying there. Even helping with smaller tasks, like distributing coffee, can be a great help to the hospital. Organizations like Soldiers’ Angels have active VA hospital volunteer programs.


Two: Participate in Two-Minutes of Silence

Every Veterans day at 10:11 a.m. PST, the national two minutes of silence is observed. This is a time to join the nation in silence, and to remember what Veterans Day is all about.


Three: Wear a pro-veteran symbol

A symbol like a red poppy pin, an American flag pin, are small but meaningful gestures to show respect towards veterans.


Four: Express your thankfulness

The smallest act of kindness can make a veterans day. Something small like saying 'Thank you for your service' holds meaningful value.


Five: Go to a veterans day PArade

Attending a local Veterans Day parade such as the Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade, is a good way to spend the holiday, as well as show support to the men and women who served our country.