Veteran’s Day is around the corner! This is a personal day to me and my family, and as such, I would like to share a few ways to get involved and support our troops. Check out below for local events and information on how to get involved and show your support!
Veteran’s Day officially started on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” In 1938 this day was commemorated as Armistice Day and became a federal holiday. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day then became Veterans Day. This important holiday is dedicated to American veterans of all wars and for those who are currently serving.
Veteran’s Day Celebrations
Head out to the Ronald Reagan Library to celebrate and honor our country’s veterans. This year’s annual celebration at the library will feature an honor guard and remarks by Vice Admiral Fred Midgette, who serves as the operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast of Africa. The event will have live musical entertainment, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display and a program honoring all branches of the military.
The City of Burbank will be holding a Veteran’s Day celebration and remembrance of those we have lost and those who are still actively serving with a day of songs and poems honoring them.
Head out to Pacoima for the 13th annual San Fernando Valley Veteran’s Parade that honors servicemen and women past and present in all branches of the military.
Veterans and high school marching bands turn out in great numbers.
How You Can Help?
There are a number of ways that you can help our Nation’s Veterans. From Federally funded programs to volunteer opportunities, your time and generosity is always appreciated. Showing our servicemen and women how much their sacrifices mean to us is not just a way of showing respect, but it is a small way that we too can get involved in the healing of our country and promote unity and understanding. Below are some great organizations to learn more about.
Wounded Warrior Project – Helps veterans who have returned home and are battling immense odds to recover from life changing injuries.
National Veterans Foundation – Offers various programs and volunteer opportunities to help veterans and their families.
Paralyzed Veterans of America – Like Wounded Warrior, PVA helps veterans get the care, support and information needed to help them overcome the trauma of combat.
DAV – DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
VolunteerMatch.org – is a great site that helps numbers of eager volunteers find the veterans in need.
If you’d like more information on the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles, or to have help looking for your next home, please feel free to reach out! I’m happy to help, no obligation.