Today, on the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, we honor our police, firefighters, EMTs, and all those who serve and have served in our armed forces. Day in and day out, these brave men and women put their lives on the line to keep us safe. But what makes these folks even more special, is that they go to work for their communities’ every day without expecting recognition.
We believe that September 11 is the perfect day to show them our gratitude for their service. Here are four ways you can thank the first responders and military personnel in your community.
4 Ways You Can Say Thank You To Our First Responders on September 11
TELL THEM IN PERSON
When you see a firefighter, police officer, EMT, or military personnel, thank them. It doesn’t have to be a long speech. Something as simple as “Thank you for your service” will go a long way at showing them that you appreciate them.
PUT IT IN WRITING
One of the most powerful ways you can thank our first responders is to put it in writing. Send a hand-written card or letter to a local police or fire station. If you want to make a bigger impression, gather several letters and cards from the community and deliver them personally. You would be surprised the power of writing a simple “thank you” card has.
PAY FOR THEIR ORDER
Maybe they are sitting at a table across from you at a restaurant, or behind you in line at the grocery store, or the drive-thru. Consider paying for them. It’s a small thing, but it makes a big impact.
You can show your support by donating to or supporting organizations whose purpose is to support first responders, military personnel and their families.
First responders and military personnel serve our communities daily and do so without expecting any gratitude. While we encourage everyone to appreciate what these individuals do each day, please take a moment on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, to recognize the men and women who continually and tirelessly serve to keep us safe.