Twenty-five veterans and service members share how people should thank them for their service.
For veterans and service members, receiving thanks on Veterans Day, or on any day for that matter, can elicit a wide range of emotions or reactions. Some may respond with a genuine smile, others may give an awkward and humble nod. The reasons for why are as varied as the reactions and as diverse as the veterans being thanked, which raises an important question: On Veterans Day, how do we honor the men and women who have taken this oath and served our country and the American people?
Task & Purpose posed this question to our network of contributors, specifically asking, How should people thank you for your service? Here’s what they said.