Nov 12 Care Mission

Honor and Reflect

Both Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada are this week. Here's what you need to know.

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The Facts: Americans observe Veteran’s Day this week, a day to honor people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with the end of World War I, which ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 9.2 million veterans age 65 or older in the United States, and these senior veterans may have served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, or in the Persian Gulf War. This Veterans Day, you can thank a veteran or ask them about their service and experience.

Remembrance Day in Canada recognizes the sacrifices that Canadians made in armed conflicts, including World Wars I and II. The commemoration is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day because of the tradition to wear symbolic red poppies in remembrance of those who died.

A few ways you can show your respect and reverence include

  1. Thanking a U.S. Veteran on Veterans Day;
  2. Attending a parade or commemorative event; or
  3. Asking an older adult about their experiences serving in the military or supporting a military spouse.

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  1. Today I made breakfast for a Veteran and thanked him for his service.

    Rachel
    1 Mission Completed
  2. I helped a senior make memorial bandanas and flag ornaments for a parade.

    Lauren
    3 Missions Completed
  3. I thanked mr Boylan for his service the first thing today.

    Jean
    36 Missions Completed
  4. Mr Boylan graciously told me all about his service in Korea.

    Jean
    36 Missions Completed
  5. I thanked several veterans today for all that they had done in their service and I thank them everyday and every chance that I get!! I go the extra mile to shake a hand, thank a vet or service member, and say “God Bless”!!!

    Tracy
    19 Missions Completed
  6. I always thank an American vet, but this week I met a Canadian vet and I thanked him as a Canadian soldier .

    Tracy
    19 Missions Completed
  7. Dat and talked with a woman that was a WAC in WWII. She was really proud of her part.

    Phyllis
    3 Missions Completed
  8. I thanked many veterans over the weekend and am thankful every day for our freedom due to their sacrifices! Thank you again and God Bless America! 🇺🇸

    Nancy Cooksey
    23 Missions Completed
  9. Had lunch with Veteran from Church and treated him

    Ida
    2 Missions Completed
  10. I’m blessed as I get to thank a Veteran every day that I work.

    Rachel
    1 Mission Completed
  11. Today I took photos of Veterans being recognized at a local assisted living facility. It was really nice as an Air Force mom to see them being honored. They really enjoyed it.

    Rachel
    1 Mission Completed
  12. I thanked all of the veterans that I saw😊

    Deb
    26 Missions Completed
  13. Shook his hand as I thanked him for his service. I could see the hand shake ment a lot to him.

    Dave
    1 Mission Completed

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