Operation Honor Heroes is a national effort to give tribute where tribute is due. Military families can send in pictures of their relatives who have served (both past and present). We will post the pictures online with the name, rank, and branch. That way, thousands of Americans will have the opportunity to thank our heroes! Click here to see our tribute to veterans page.
Veterans are America's stars who have more than earned their stripes. We are on a mission to urge Americans to honor and thank our heroes.
God bless you,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
Sisters and Founders of Unite the USA
We would appreciate the opportunity to honor your loved ones who have served. We will post a picture and accompanying information on our web site and social media. Thank you so much!
1. E-mail a picture of your loved one who served to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Include your loved one's name, military branch, rank, and years of service.
3. Let us know if you would like other key information shared as well.
About the National Effort
As millennials on a mission, we are passionate because our veterans urgently need our appreciation and encouragement. PTSD, depression, and suicides are on a tragic rise among veterans of all ages. In addition to professional help, every honorable veteran deserves our encouragement, appreciation, and prayers —which make a big difference! Most Americans want to encourage veterans, but they don’t know how. We make it easy for busy families to honor heroes. And it warms our hearts to hear how much it means to veterans and their families. Please join us and let us make it easy for you to reach out to veterans. Reaching out may even help to save a life of a veteran who fought for our lives.
We're Sending Cards to Veterans
Stacie and Carrie are sending handwritten cards to every veteran whose address is shared with them. Give Stacie and Carrie the opportunity to send a thank you card to a veteran in your family or, if you’re a veteran, let them send you one. It’s easy. Fill out this quick form so Stacie and Carrie can send a handwritten thank-you card. They would be honored to have the opportunity.
5 Ways to Honor Heroes
1. Let us help you honor the heroes in your life. If you have a loved one who is a veteran or who is currently in the military, send Stacie and Carrie his or her picture, name, military branch, rank to email@example.com. Unite the USA will post the information online as a way to honor and thank them.
2. Be sure to set aside time to thank our heroes. Thank them in person, on the phone, in a card, or through an e-mail.
3. During the summer months, many veterans and servicemen and women march in local parades. A good time to reach out and thank them is after the parade. Watch for their military distinctions on their jackets and hats. Just earnestly thank them. They will appreciate your appreciation.
4. Don't forget our hospitalized heroes or elderly veterans in nursing homes. Send a colorful card, send a gift, or stop by and visit. Note: In God We Still Trust and Unite the USA make great gift ideas! :)
5. Invite a veteran to dinner, send a gift card to their favorite restaurant, or order/deliver a meal for them. Take him or a her a gift. Just do something to show that you care and that you are grateful for their service.
5 Ways to Teach Kids About Veterans
1. For starters, begin with the basics. Explain what a veteran is and what that means. Children’s book on the subject can be helpful in the teaching process. Click here for children’s book options that are about veterans and patriotism. Visit your local library for more ideas.
2. Tell your kids about friends or family members who have served our country. Show them pictures to make it more real and meaningful.
3. Introduce your kids to veterans. If you have a friend or relative who served, make sure your child has the opportunity to meet him/her.
4. Attend a parade together. Often veterans are honored in parades. Afterwards is a great time to meet and thank them.
5. With your child, write a thank you card or color a picture to give to a veteran. It means so much to veterans to be remembered –especially by children…They are the future.