In honor of Veterans Day, MetroGreenscape would like to recognize two of our employees who proudly served in the military.
Holly Blumhardt, our Marketing Associate, was a Lieutenant in the United States Airforce serving as the Financial Manager for the F-22 System Program office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio. Holly served three years active duty and was a member of the ROTC at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Erik Price, our delivery driver, served as a Petty Officer 2nd Class in the United States Coast Guard for four years. Erik was stationed at the US Coast Guard Station Gulfport in Gulfport, Mississippi on the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill.
Here are a few things that you can do to honor Veterans in your area.
Say thank you – Give them a call or send an email and tell them that you appreciate what they have done, or are doing, for our country.
Listen- If they want to talk about their service, let them.
Send some love- Get out your phone book and find a VA hospital or nursing home and send a patriotic bouquet or a colorful collection of cookies. Add a heartfelt note thanking them for their service.
Attend a parade – If there is a parade close by, take your family and buy some flags to wave.
Visit a Veterans Day Service to Pay Your Respects – If you can’t find a parade, there are plenty of memorials that you can visit to pay your respects.
Fly a Flag – Flying the American Flag is a great way to show pride and respect for our country.
Give time or money to veterans groups – Many groups will benefit from your volunteered time or cash donations.
Plant a tree in memory of a veteran – Planting a tree is always a great way to honor someone and will give you a permanent place to return to year after year to spend time and appreciate your freedom.