October 26, 2020
On October 26th, Honor Our Troops Overseas and Their Families Back Home
To honor all U.S. service members who have been deployed or are currently in deployment overseas, an unofficial holiday was created for them in 2006 — the National Day of The Deployed. What first started in the state of North Dakota eventually came to be observed by all 50 states by 2012.
Aside from honoring our troops, the annual event also pays tribute to the sacrifices made by the families of the deployed. It recognizes the strength they show in going through the long period of separation from their loved ones, whose lives are put on the line in service of our country.
The deployment of our troops doesn’t only occur when there’s an ongoing war or conflict overseas. Getting assigned to work in a foreign land is a vital aspect of U.S. military life. The timeframe for deployment can vary, but usually, it lasts from three months to over a year. At some point during their career, many service members get deployed outside the country.
The day of deployment is an emotional moment for both the soldiers and their loved ones. Couples often feel deep sadness knowing that for a lengthy period, they’ll be separated, Moreover, there’s always the chance that some of the deployed troops might no longer return home alive.
The 3 Meaningful Ways of Observing the National Day of the Deployed
The National Day of the Deployed is a fitting occasion to pay tribute to all members of our armed forces, particularly those currently stationed overseas and those who already went through it. The annual commemorative event presents a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation for the tremendous sacrifices that our servicemen and servicewomen are doing in serving our country.
Check out these three meaningful ways of observing National Day of the Deployed on October 26th:
- Donate to a charitable organization that supports our military members and their families. There are a lot of military-associated charities out there (such as us at Veteran Car Donations) that will gladly accept whatever donation you can give for the benefit of both active-duty and retired members of our armed forces.
- If you’ve got a friend or relative whose loved one is in the military and among those deployed overseas, do something nice to them during the National Day of the Deployed. Treat them to dinner, bring them cookies, or offer to walk their dog for them. Tell them it’s your way of showing your appreciation for their sacrifice.
- Volunteer your service to a nonprofit group that supports our veterans and military families. Whether it’s with organizing, fundraising, or general help during any of the group’s events, your service will surely be appreciated. You might have skills that you can offer to the charity for free, such as designing, programming, or even medical skills.
You Can Help Transform the Lives of Needy Vets
One of the most meaningful ways of observing the National Day of the Deployed is by donating an unwanted vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use it to transform the lives of our disadvantaged veterans — those heroes who fought and risked their lives for us so we can live in freedom and peace.
We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the vital programs and services being provided by our veteran-focused charity partners to their beneficiaries. These IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations provide deserving veterans and their families with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
It’s so easy to donate a vehicle to us. Simply give us a call through our toll-free line at 877-594-5822 and one of our donation specialists will walk you through our donation process.
Donating to Veteran Car Donations entitles you to receive valuable rewards, such as getting free professional towing service and a top tax deduction. Aside from those material rewards, you’ll also find great satisfaction in joining a campaign that seeks to improve the living conditions of the suffering veterans and their families in your community.
We’re not choosy on the type and condition of the vehicle you plan to donate. We accept nearly all vehicle types, including those that won’t even start anymore.
You can donate wherever you are in the United States since we operate in all 50 states.
Head over to our FAQs page to find more information about our mission, donation process, and other information about us. If you have specific inquiries, feel free to give us a ring at 877-594-5822 or send us a message online.
Show You Care for Our Heroes Today!
Observe the National Day of the Deployed this October 26th by showing you care for our heroes. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form to make your donation today!