Looking for ways to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country this weekend? Here are 11 ways you can say thanks:
1. Participate in a Veterans Day Race
Honor veterans this weekend by participating in one of the thousands of Veterans Day runs happening around the country. In Colorado, check out the 10th Annual Denver Veterans Day Run, happening on Sunday, November 11. All proceeds from race registration go directly to veterans.
2. Cook a Healthy Meal for the Veterans in Your Life
Are you gifted in the kitchen? Consider cooking up a healthy and nutritious meal to say 'thank you' to the veterans in your life.
3. Exercise in Honor of Veterans
Dedicate your weekend sweat sesh to the men and women serving our country by taking on our Veterans Day HIIT workout. Bonus points if you can get a veteran to do it with you!
4. Go on a Hike with Family and Friends
Spend the day hiking in the beautiful mountains of Colorado with your friends and family. Reflect on and talk with one another about the importance and cost of freedom.
5. Eat a Patriotic Breakfast
Make these plant-based Veterans Day pancakes. Because: pancakes!
6. Cheer at the Denver Veterans Day Parade
Happening on Saturday, November 10, join the city of Denver in celebrating veterans during its annual parade. Check out vintage military vehicles and stay after for the day-long festival.
7. Make a Donation to Support Disabled Veterans
Consider making a financial contribution to organizations like DAV in honor of Veterans Day. You can also sign up to volunteer and advocate for veterans in your city.
8. Write a Letter of Thanks
If writing is one of the ways you best express yourself, write a letter to a veteran to give your thanks. You can then send the letter through an organization like Operation Gratitude.
9. Contribute to a Veteran's Gym Membership
If you workout at a small gym, ask the owner if any of the members are former service members. Ask if you can help contribute to their next month of membership dues as a way to say 'thanks.'
10. Support Female Veterans
Show your support for the women who have served our country by donating to the Center for Women Veterans.
11. Gift Some Vukoo Bars to Your Veteran Friends
As a final way to support veterans this weekend, order a box of Vukoo bars in your favorite veteran's name. We recommend a box of red BIYU bars!