Ways to show appreciation to a veteran

Опубліковано 8 March 2024 року, о 11:08

You can and should be grateful. But above all, it is important to show respect and remember a person’s personal limits. This is emphasized by the experts of the All-Ukrainian mental health program “Are You OK?” initiated by First Lady Olena Zelenska.

  1. Remember that not all military veterans saw combat. For example, you may be talking to an employee who did not fight. Therefore, it is better to thank them for their service.
  2. It is important not to let gratitude become a trigger. So if you are facing a stranger, it is better to use non-verbal cues such as a smile or a nod of greeting.
  3. You can offer a veteran a cup of coffee, but don’t be offended if the person refuses.
  4. You can also send a note to the veteran. Write a thank you note, draw something by hand, or sign a card.
  5. Remember that the best way to say thank you is to show sincere respect and understanding.