November is Military Family Appreciation Month

November 4, 2021

November is Military Family Appreciation Month, an opportunity to celebrate the sacrifices and contributions that military families have made – and continue to make.

Military life imposes unique demands on families, and during these difficult times, they have exhibited exceptional sacrifice, resiliency and courage.

Here are a few ideas on how you can show your thanks this month to Alaska’s 22,000 active-duty members and their families:

  1. Ask a military family how they are doing and if you can help
  2. Mail a “Thank You” card to a military family, acknowledging what they’ve sacrificed
  3. Host a virtual game night
  4. Offer to babysit, or pet sit
  5. Cook a meal, or put together a care package
  6. Donate miles for wounded service members and their families.
  7. Participate in upcoming civilian/military events at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, or Fort Wainwright and Eielson Airforce Base in Fairbanks
  8. Thank them publicly on social media
  9. Support organizations like Operation Homefront who work with military families on long-term stability
  10. Tell thread Your Story: What are ways you show military families that you appreciate them?

Resources for Military Families