Wear your heart on your sleeves this independence day.
Despite the threat of the pandemic, you can still celebrate the festivities in the comfort of your home with your loved ones. The festive season doesn't have to be dampened by our current situation and American pride and patriotism can still be proudly waved throughout the country within every home.
Before you fire up your grill and start the festivities, let’s all pause for a while and think of those men and women in uniform who came home wounded, if not fallen, during their fight for the freedom that we are all enjoying now. This year, as you celebrate the 4th of July with your family and friends, please remember that the celebration is all about them. Celebrate Independence Day for our beloved veterans of the war. Here are some great ways to do it.
1. Give back to our Veterans
One of the best ways to celebrate Independence Day for the veterans is to give back and support the great work of the charities for the veterans. Make sure to get the whole family involved and teach your children to do the same when they grow up. It will be an amazing experience for them to learn about the contribution of our veterans to the greatest event America has ever seen. Find a charity like the Wounded Warrior Project and coordinate with them on how you can contribute to their cause for the veterans, or you can donate online to avoid going out due to the current Covid-19 situation.
2. Give a gift that will remind them of what they’ve fought for
What could be a better way to celebrate Independence Day for the veterans but by giving them a gift that will remind them of what they’ve actually fought for, the freedom of America? With almost every family having at least one member who was a part of the war, there will always be someone in your own family who is a veteran. Give him or her a freedom jersey and make sure to wear one yourself. Both of you will celebrate the 4th of July not only in a very fashionable way but also in the truest sense of independence.
3. Visit the memorial of a veteran loved one
If your beloved veteran is no longer with us, your grandparents perhaps, or relatives, why don’t you spend an hour or two on their memorial or gravesite on the 4th of July? Bring flowers, light some candles for them, and include them in your prayers. Although they might not see it, they deserve to be remembered on our country’s most special day. Whether they’ve fallen fighting in the battlefield, or in any other way, the best we can do to honor them is to celebrate Independence Day for and with them.
A final thought
These are just a few ways to celebrate this coming Independence Day for our beloved veterans of the war. Whatever way you choose to celebrate it, just keep in mind that it’s the veterans who made it happen for all of us.