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In today’s episode of The Practical Prepper Podcast, Joe speaks about Veterans Day with a little bit of a new perspective by interviewing 2 women who are mothers of men who are in the army and marines.
Both Claudia and Donna’s children joined around the time of the events of 9/11. This was also the case for many individuals during that time who were around the age of 18.
They speak all about experiences in communicating with their sons while they were active in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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We also hear about some of the best ways to support veterans overseas and in your community.
From donations through schools to workplaces and businesses showing support can be simple. When someone is overseas, there is nothing better than receiving a care package or thank you note from home.
Towards the end of the podcast, they really hit on the importance of mental health and speak about some great information on ways you can not only recognize that someone needs help, but guide them towards the right resources.
We also have a plethora of resources listed at the bottom of this page.
We appreciate these women sharing their perspectives and Valley Food Storage gifted a couple of buckets for each woman to help bring them peace of mind in their homes. The Family Emergency Kit is a great way to prepare you and your loved ones for the unexpected disasters that life throws at us.
We hope this podcast will help you get the conversation started with someone in your life. Maybe you know a military mother who you can continue the conversation with. Take the time to listen. You’ll be glad you did.
As a broad overview, we observe Veterans Day to celebrate the service of our former United States Armed Forces personnel. This includes Service members from all military branches: the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard.
Everyone who served our great nation deserves more honor and respect than any of us can give in just one day, but Veterans Day is a great jumping-off point for the rest of the year.
The reason Veterans Day is on November 11th is that it was originally called “Armistice Day” in recognition of the armistice agreement signed in 1918 at the end of WW1 on November 11th.
WW1 was called “the war to end all wars” and even though that wasn't accomplished, it was certainly a huge celebration when the brave men and women came home.
And since 1926 it has been a federal holiday. To celebrate men and women across the country who have dedicated their lives to defending the greatest country in the world. So when you see “Veterans Day” on the calendar, it's not just a day off. It’s a day to celebrate the greatest fighting force in the world.
It differs from Memorial in that Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday in May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the military.
Veterans Day, observed every November 11, recognizes all who have served in the Armed Forces.
The military men and women who serve and protect the United States come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the veteran population of the United States:
Many websites offer veterans a way to connect directly with other veterans for support.