Although Memorial Day honors the fallen soldiers who have sacrificed so much, they deserve to be revered and respected every day of the year. Since Independence Day celebrates the birth of America, July is the perfect time for honoring our veterans who have lost their lives to protect the freedom of people around the world. There are many ways that honoring veterans can make a difference in their loved ones’ lives and the lives of service members who are still with us.
Visit Veterans’ Monuments and Graves
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are 143 national cemeteries and 33 soldier’s lots and monument sites in 40 states and Puerto Rico. There are also many state-run cemeteries for veterans. Taking flowers, small flags, ribbons, and other tokens of appreciation to these sacred sites gives a real sense of gravity to all that they gave to serve their country. Honoring our veterans this way also lets their families know just how much they are cherished.
Participate in a Moment of Silence
Honoring our veterans doesn’t have to involve making grand gestures. Whether you do it with loved ones or alone, taking a few quiet moments to reflect on the sacrifices made by so many veterans is a respectful, humble way to honor their service.
Donate or Volunteer with Groups that Serve Vets
While it’s good to reflect on those we have lost, there are many organizations that serve living veterans every day. Regardless of whether you donate your time or money, helping veterans who are struggling can make a real difference in their lives.
Fly the American Flag
Honoring veterans by flying the flag is a simple way to show reverence and support. Make sure to follow the rules of flying Old Glory, which include displaying it only from sunrise to sunset unless it is illuminated at night and making sure it doesn’t drag on the ground when lowered. Learn more about US Flag Code at the American Legion website.
Contact Florida Family Cremations to Learn More About Honoring Veterans
As a veteran-owned business, Florida Family Cremations is well-versed in the requirements for laying our brothers and sisters in arms to rest with integrity and respect. Veterans and their families receive a 10% discount on our services. When families have an immediate need for cremation services, we’re here to serve your needs 24/7. If you’re considering cremation pre planning, our experienced professionals can help you understand your options and make arrangements according to your wishes.
Our caring, compassionate team treats your loved one the same way we’d treat our own family members, with care, compassion, and respect. We’re here to provide support and guide you through the process every step of the way. To find out more about our affordable cremation services in Clearwater, call us today at 727-223-5911. We serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee Counties.