Showing Appreciation to Our Servicemen: How to Honor Those on Your Staff Who Have Served

Memorial Day is coming up, and with that comes all things red, white, and blue.  While the parties, parades, and picnics are fun, it’s important to remember why we celebrate this holiday in the first place.  As a business owner, one of the best ways to remind yourself, and your employees, about the importance of Memorial Day is by recognizing those who have served.  This is particularly important if you have someone on your staff who has served, or has been directly impacted by the military service.

So, how can you show appreciation for those who protect our country?  Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

Letters of Appreciation

A subtle way to recognize those who have served in any capacity is to write out your thanks!  A simple note to tell them that you honor and appreciate the sacrifice they made is a great way to make sure they don’t go unnoticed on Memorial Day.  Don’t forget a note to anyone on your staff who has lost a close loved one (like a spouse or a child) to military service.  They have sacrificed for our nation as well.

Appreciation Breakfast/Lunch

If you have more than one military veteran on your staff, consider having a special breakfast or lunch to honor them in the workplace.  It doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy, but the fact that you are wiling to publicly recognize their service goes a long way!  Only have one veteran on staff?  Consider having a breakfast or lunch for him/her and their close family.  After all, like we said above, their families sacrificed during their time spent in service too!

Pay It Forward

Another great way to recognize your employees who have served is to give back!  Making a donation in the name of your business to Wounded Warriors, or other veteran support resources is a wonderful thank-you to our military.  Make it better by having the donation made in honor of your staff members who have served, and let them know what you did with a note or a printout of the donation.  We are sure this will make them feel appreciated AND you’ll be assisting other veterans just like them as they return home from service.

PHR Staffing Solutions wants to offer a heartfelt thank you to all who have served, are currently serving, or have lost someone while they were protecting our nation.  Your sacrifices to not go unnoticed.  If you are coming back from service and attempting to get back into the civilian workforce, we would love to help you.  Give us a call and we can help you put together an employee profile utilizing your skills and certifications to start your new career.

Happy Memorial Day from PHR Staffing Solutions!