Most of you are probably aware that tomorrow is Veterans Day, but I thought I’d remind you, just in case. Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th every year; it’s the day that World War I formally ended (at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Kinda’ cool, right?) A veteran is basically any person who has served or is serving in any branch of the military at any time. They are your neighbors, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, your waiter or your barista, or that homeless person you see struggling daily.
I don’t want to get into a whole political thing, but I think what our military personnel does is kind of a big deal. Whether they are overseas at combat, or in this country at times of peace, they sacrifice a lot. A lot. They deserve respect and appreciation for everything they have given up for our country.
Restaurants, stores, national parks, and more will be offering perks to pay tribute to our service men and women. There are a ton of places giving discounts or freebies to our veterans tomorrow (Google it.) And, The Aquarium of the Pacific is offering free admission to veterans, military personnel, police officers, and firefighters with service ID only on Veterans Day. If you use Uber tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to make a $5 donation to a program that helps veterans who are homeless and in need of reliable rides for job opportunities; it will be on the Uber app.
So, take the opportunity to do something kind for a veteran. At the very least, thank them for their service. Not just on Veterans Day, any day you see someone in uniform. There are almost 2 million veterans living in California, I’m sure you’re apt to run into at least one…