4 easy ways for your funeral home to honor Veteran’s Day

November 9, 2015
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Article by: Danielle Thacker, The Funeral Gal

Veteran’s Day is celebrated throughout the United States to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good (read more about the history of Veteran’s Day here…).

As many of you know, Veteran’s Day is this Wednesday, November 11th – 4 days from today!

Here are 4 easy ways your funeral home can show support this week in honor of Veteran’s Day…

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1) Pick a veteran’s organization and make a donation in honor of the veterans your funeral home served this year.

While making a generic donation is nice, making a donation in the name of the veterans you served this year is even more personal! There are a number of great organizations dedicated to serving veteran’s that will even let you specify a person to make a donation “in honor” or “in memory of”!

Here is a CNBC list of top charities that support veterans. Of course the USO, US Veteran’s Affairs, and Wounded Warriors always top the list for veterans charities, but as I perused this list, these ones I have never heard of caught my eye:

Hope for The Warriors: Military wives founded this organization in 2006 as they witnessed, first-hand, the effects of war on spouses and their families. The group’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Puppies Behind Bars: Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and once trained, the service dogs are placed, free of charge, with returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops build mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for multiple amputees and veterans with traumatic brain injuries.  It also adapts existing homes to be handicap accessible.

2) Send a card to the family of the deceased

Order up a pack of American themed blank cards (like these on Amazon) and write a personal, hand written note to the family indicating that you are thinking of them this Veteran’s Day and that a donation has been made in honor of the deceased veteran.  Don’t forget to include any certificate, donation card, etc. that was provided by the organization.

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