National Military Appreciation Month | Thank a Veteran | USCCA

National Military Appreciation Month is a month-long effort to show members of the military our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. Arizona Sen. John McCain and California Rep. Duncan Hunter sponsored the legislation that initiated this effort in 1999.

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How do you like to thank veterans?

I was in a restaurant last summer and a group of four veterans were at the table next to us. They had all recently gotten out of the military and were discussing the transition to civilian life. When my waiter came over, I discretely paid for their meal and asked the waiter to thank them for me after I left as I didn’t want to interrupt their conversation.