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Beyond the Battlefield Honoring Veterans' Ongoing Service

As we approach Veterans Day, a day dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served our country with valor and sacrifice, we take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for their unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms and preserving our nation's ideals.

Veterans, both past and present, have selflessly answered the call of duty, leaving their homes and loved ones behind to face the unknown dangers of war. They have braved unimaginable challenges, endured hardships beyond measure, and made countless sacrifices for the sake of our nation.

Today, we stand in the shadow of their bravery, forever indebted to their service and unwavering dedication. Their sacrifices have shaped our nation's history and paved the way for the peace and prosperity we enjoy today.

Beyond the battlefield, veterans continue to enrich our communities with their strength, resilience, and unwavering commitment to service. They are our neighbors, our colleagues, our friends, and our family members, continuing to make a positive impact on the world around them.


As we commemorate Veterans Day, we encourage you to join us in honoring these extraordinary individuals in meaningful ways.

Here are some simple yet impactful gestures to express your gratitude:

  1. Extend a heartfelt "thank you" to a veteran, whether you know them personally or encounter them in your daily life. Your words of appreciation can make a world of difference.

  2. Volunteer your time or donate to organizations that support veterans, such as the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Legion, or the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Your contributions can provide vital assistance to veterans and their families.

  3. Visit local veterans' memorials or participate in Veterans Day parades and celebrations. These events provide opportunities to pay tribute to our veterans and stand in solidarity with their families.

  4. Encourage businesses to recognize and support veterans. Patronize establishments that offer special discounts or promotions for veterans on Veterans Day.


In the News: Community Rallies Around Veteran Who Lost Everything in House Fire

Paul Roberts is a 94-year-old Marine veteran who lost his house in a fire. He lived in his Ship Bottom, NJ home for over 50 years and lost everything in the fire, except for a few photo albums.

The community rallied around to create a GoFundMe page and were able to raise $178,875 for Paul.

Paul is a positive person who is grateful for the support of his community. He said, "I'm so thankful for all the help I've received. It's heartwarming to know that there are so many people who care."


Places that offer free meals or discounts for veterans on Veterans Day:

  • Applebee's: Free meal for veterans with valid military ID

  • Chili's: Free meal for veterans with valid military ID

  • Denny's: 20% discount for veterans with valid military ID

  • Golden Corral: Free meal for veterans and active-duty military personnel with valid military ID

  • IHOP: Free pancakes for veterans with valid military ID

  • Krispy Kreme: Free doughnut and coffee for veterans with valid military ID

  • Outback Steakhouse: 20% discount for veterans with valid military ID

  • Red Lobster: Free appetizer for veterans with valid military ID

  • Starbucks: Free tall coffee for veterans with valid military ID

  • Texas Roadhouse: Free meal for veterans with valid military ID


As we reflect on the extraordinary contributions of our veterans, let us pledge to honor their service not just on Veterans Day but every day. Let their sacrifices inspire us to be better citizens, more compassionate individuals, and unwavering defenders of our nation's values.

Thank you for joining us in honoring our veterans. Together, we can ensure that their sacrifices are never forgotten.

With heartfelt gratitude,

The Kolbe Family

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