The United States Military is among the world’s largest. Veterans Day is a holiday created to honor all those who have served in an American war and is celebrated on Monday, November 11, 2019.
Currently, there are approximately 18.8 million veterans living in the U.S., 7% percent of the US population.
Veterans Day reminds us that “freedom isn’t free” and the theme for the 2019 Veterans Day is “service”. Veterans contribute to American society in many ways; not just during their time in active duty. Many return home to continue to serve and volunteer in their local community.
Most Americans will never serve in the military or step foot on a battlefield, but many feel an obligation to support those who have.
What can YOU do to serve?
Fly a flag.
Visit a war memorial.
“Thank you for your service” to the person at the next gas pump wearing the “Vietnam Veteran” hat.
Participate in the 6th Annual Veterans Yoga Project Gratitude Week.
We need YOU to join forces with Veterans Yoga Project and volunteer to host an event. From November 8 - 18, 2019, we will be holding our 6th Annual Veterans Yoga Project Gratitude Week. This fundraiser enables communities to support recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities.
Our Annual Veterans Yoga Project Gratitude Week classes are donation-based yoga and meditation fundraisers, hosted by individuals, studios, and organizations. Held the two weeks surrounding Veterans Day, we encourage yoga teachers and studios to host donation-based classes. The proceeds donated are used to support VYP programs to provide free yoga classes to veterans. In many cases, these fundraising classes have brought together veterans and civilians in an environment where veterans can share their military experience with their community.
Our goal for 2019 is to host 500+ classes in all 50 states. We can use all the help we can get to raise awareness and encourage participation in our communities.
Can we ask YOU to host a yoga class, meditation class, or other fundraising idea?
Blessings and gratitude,
Deb Jeannette, Board President
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