Retired military personnel honored on Veterans Day in America

Americans show appreciation for serving their veterans in innovative ways to help with the transition to civilian life.

Sydney, Australia – November 30, 2022 – Although Thanksgiving may be the most famous American celebration of November, it is actually preceded by Veterans Day on November 11th. One of only eleven federal holidays observed annually in the United States, it is also celebrated around the world in honor of military veterans.

Americans are showing they value their veterans more than ever. In a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, 72% said they would increase spending on veteran benefits and services if they did the federal budget. Many veterans are now retired. Figures from the Statista Research Department show that there were 2.19 million military retirees in the United States as of September 2022. One of the ways friends and family show their gratitude for the service of veterans is by purchasing retirement gifts. Magdalena Kusyk, owner and founder of 4 pensionersShe noticed this in her online community. “Gifts for Veterans are always among our most popular items,” said Magdelana. “After all the sacrifices they have made for their country, people are eager to show their appreciation for all they have done.”

Whether they’re retired or still working, the transition from military to civilian life can be difficult. A study by DeLucia & Kennedy (2021) noted: “Veterans experience a transition as they return home from military service and resume life as civilians or as residents no longer part of the armed forces. Veterans who participated as co-researchers in this study identified the term transition and described it as the transition from military to civilian life. They described that the transition from military to civilian was often accompanied by social, emotional, and physical changes.”

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