When you are sitting around enjoying your day and all the freedoms that you are allotted just by being a citizen of the United States you should also be thinking about how we are able to keep these freedoms. The biggest way that people are given these freedoms is by the brave men and woman that enlist and serve our country on a daily basis. Many of these men and women never make it back to their families and many of the families are left to pick up the pieces after such a tragedy. May 2016 is National Military Appreciation Month and although we should always show our love and respect for these members of the military this is a month that is set aside to do so. Many people may not know a service member personally in their everyday life but you are crossing paths with them all the time. They are the same people that when they return from duty are trying to live a normal life while they can. They shop at the same stores, worship at the same churches and attend the same places you do as well.
Shooting Range Industries lists ways you can celebrate and show appreciation this National Military Appreciation Month.
Thank the Military: If you see a member of the military while you are in passing you can simply go up to them and say “Thank you for your service“. A small gesture of appreciation goes a long way. It can help these members realize that what they are doing on a daily basis is appreciated.
Offer the Military Civilian Jobs When Needed: Many of the members that have served their time in the military and are now trying to adjust to civilian life again, need help getting situated. If you have the opportunity to offer work or employment to military members you should. They are a hardworking people and in most cases can be trusted to do their very best at the job they are entrusted with.
Offer Help To Military Families: When a member of the military is sent on deployment, the family they are leaving behind is now without that loved one for months or even years. This can be very trying and extremely difficult on the spouse and children that are left behind. You can offer to help in ways such as mowing the lawn, babysitting small kids or help picking up dry cleaning or groceries. These small breaks from life for the family is a great way to show your appreciation for them for sticking it out with a member of the military. The military member can rest assured that the people around his or her family are taking care of them in their absence.