How can we be sure we are doing something to show our appreciation and gratitude to Veterans this coming Veterans Day?
Veterans Gratitude Week provides individuals and communities a tangible way to express their gratitude by either sponsoring an event or attending one of over 350 events across the USA in honor of Veterans.
As President of VYP, I am exhilarated & grateful for the outpouring of support from the yoga community to support our mission. We have events lined up at yoga studios, wellness centers, spas, veteran centers, restaurants, malls, shops, schools, church halls, community halls, chiropractic centers, yoga marathon, dance studios and even a bank! I want to thank all the yoga teachers, studios and event venues for their AUMazing support!
As a yogi, I am excited & thrilled to be able to host #ColorMeGrateful Events at both my local spa and health club to bring together civilians and veterans. This will provide us an opportunity to express to them our deepest gratitude for their sacrifices. Together we will unplug, pray, breathe, meditate, color, and perhaps sip a drink! It promises to be a fun evening to unwind and show appreciation.
BUT It is in my role as the mom of an active duty Marine Captain Terence Leach, that I feel most honored, to be part of the “military family life”. I’ve come to recognize moments of extreme love & pride filling my heart when standing to attention to the Marine Corps Band playing our National Anthem, pinning the wings onto my son Terry’s uniform collar, and standing on the tarmac amidst all the family members welcoming home our sons & daughters, husbands & wives from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
So it is with our unwavering respect, gratitude and complete appreciation to all those men and women who so bravely served our country that we are honoring them with deepest and heartfelt feelings of appreciation this Veterans Gratitude Week. WE DON'T KNOW THEM ALL BUT WE OWE THEM ALL!