The meaning of this day can easily get lost in the shuffle of its namesake retail sales and three-day weekend plans. If you know someone who is serving or has served in the military take a moment to thank them today. In fact, maybe just go do that right now while you're thinking about it.
Looking for a way to offer support to an organization doing incredible work to support our veterans when they return home? Team Rubicon is a two-for-one kind of charity; they organize and provide additional training for veterans to prepare them to serve on aid and relief teams deployed to be of service during disasters. Lack of support for veterans and disaster recovery (hurricanes and wildfires anyone?) are two of the most serious issues we're facing today. Team Rubicon addresses both issues in a pragmatic and thoughtful way that leaves everyone–veterans and communities wrecked by disaster–in better standing.