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3 Simple ways to honor our Veterans this Memorial Day!

Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and the start of summer. It's a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.

When Memorial Day was first started it was called Decoration Day, to remember the fallen of the Civil War. Over 100 years would pass before the purpose of the holiday changed to include those who died in the military’s wars.

As this day is approaching, it’s common to see rose wreaths, rose arrangements and flags on the gravesites and symbolic monuments around every city and town in the U.S. It is very common to see people attending parades, picnics in the park, shopping, or participating in other events, making it a family occasion to create long lasting memories.

There are many ways to show respect on this holiday. And we want to share with you three simple ways you can give back your community to remember those who gave everything for our country.

1. Be Thankful

Words of gratitude are powerful, and by writing a personal letter of appreciation to veterans, wounded warriors and family members of fallen soldiers can make a meaningful impact. Try visiting a veteran’s cemetery or you can simply post a photo of someone you would like to honor.

2. Be a volunteer

By serving those who served our country, you demonstrate your support. Over the weekend, there are several parades and events hosted by your city. Reach out to them and find out if they need help decorating, setting up or cleaning the place. Many times, they are low on volunteers and can use help.

3. Make a donation

You can make a contribution to honor, memory or celebrate. Money is not needed, you can always give a stunning rose arrangement, beautiful bunches, wreaths and flags to be left on gravesites.

This Memorial Day, let us honor those who gave their lives for our country, with some beautiful EQR red, blue, white and Patriot roses.