3 Great Ways to Help Veterans Any Time of Year

Welcome back!

Today, I want to talk a little bit about veterans.

Personally, I come from a long line of fine Americans who have served our country in several foreign wars. In fact, my Uncle George was a recipient of the Silver Star for his bravery and valor at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

I want to talk a little bit about how important it is for us, as Americans, to make sure we do everything we can to support our troops both while they are overseas defending our freedom, as well as after they return to our shores, ready to continue their lives. In keeping with that, I want to offer you all a few tips about what we can do as a community to support our veterans.

Volunteer at a Veterans Hospital
The Philadelphia VA Medical Center is right on Woodland Ave. There, volunteers can support our former troops by lending some of their time and consideration to participating in the activities for the Medical Center, Nursing Home Care Unit and community-based outpatient clinics.

Help a Veteran Tell His or Her Story
Have you heard of the Veterans History Project? If not, check it out. It’s becoming a vast wealth of information and first-hand accounts from veterans in which they detail their experiences. Since, as we know, it’s a digital age, you should take a few minutes when you can to help a veteran in your life submit their stories to the Veterans History Project.

Say Thank You
A little kindness goes a long way. Just make sure you’re grateful to the veterans of this country for sacrificing parts of their lives to represent our interests overseas and protect our freedom.

If you’re a veteran or an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces, stop by one of the many Chickie’s & Pete’s locations all throughout the rest of this month, because we are offering specials to those who have served, and are currently serving, our country. For example, veterans and active duty military members always get a 10% discount off dine-in. Also through the end of November, we’re offering servicemen and women a free order of Crabfries® upon their visit.

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