This deeply American holiday of Thanksgiving opens the holiday season. This year, join us in giving thanks to all our Veterans, the men and women who have served our country here and abroad, who’ve put themselves in harm’s way, often multiple times, to protect and preserve the freedoms we value and enjoy.
Here at the NVF, the number of calls on our Lifeline for Vets crisis and information hotline begins to increase starting with Veterans Day and rises steadily through to year-end. For some Veterans, the loneliness and isolation they feel year-round become more acute during these holidays that bring families and friends together.
Nothing replaces the simplest one-on-one contact. That’s why the Lifeline’s vet-to-vet model works. This Thanksgiving, reach out to a Vet—a phone call, a smile, an email to a comrade, a card. A gift on our Memorial Wall to honor a Vet says thanks in a way that reaches out to other Veterans. https://nvf.org/veterans-memorials-dedications/
There are so many ways to express gratitude. Let’s flood them with thanks!
If you know a Veteran who needs help, here’s our Lifeline for Vets number: 888.777.4443
You can be a part of our mission to help Veterans by making a tax-deductible donation!
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