While in the recent past, Memorial Day is still on our minds. The day is a time for reflection on the fearless soldiers we’ve lost over the years. While the day offers an opportunity for reflection, we believe it’s important to honor our military 365 days a year. We at Forward Corporation are always looking for ways to give back. Here are a few ways to do that:

Send gratitude by mail
You can choose to write a letter to an active military member. Thank them for their service. If you’re not sure what to write or how to do this, Operation Gratitude will walk you through it. You may also choose to send a care package. A care package may include a note as well, along with items requested by the troops. Or you may even want to take it a step further and host a collection drive to collect more care packages.

Donate to an organization that helps service members
There are plenty of organizations that help veterans, active service members, and/or wounded warriors. Find an organization that speaks to you and donate. The organization can then use this money to provide and assist those in need.

Buy a cup of coffee or a meal
If you notice a military member behind you in line, say thank you and offer to pay for their drink and/or meal. It’s an easy way to show appreciation, and small gestures can go far!

Show love to your loved ones
If you have a loved one that’s a veteran, active service member, or wounded warrior, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them this month. You can offer to help them out with errands, babysitting, mowing the lawn, or household chores. You may also want to drop off a meal.

God Bless our troops!