10 ways to honor veterans beyond Veterans Day

Every year on November 11, Americans honor the 19.6 million active and former US service members who have gone to war.

Veterans Day is marked by parades, speeches and solemn ceremonies offering a nation’s appreciation.

Here are ways to go beyond saying “thanks for your service” and truly make a difference in a veteran’s life — on this day and throughout the year.

Volunteer

This online tool identifies volunteer opportunities at local VA offices. You can also join the Volunteer Transportation Network to help veterans get to appointments at VA medical facilities. You can also find ways to help veterans and their families on