There is little doubt that becoming a soldier in the armed forces is the highest form of serving the country you call home. Since the United States of America became an independent country, its citizens have answered the call to service to protect, defend, and secure the freedoms it affords all of us.
However, while joining the service can support the fundamentals and principles of our country’s constitution, there are many other ways we can have a profound impact on our society and show patriotism for the country we love. Let’s look at some of the ways we can serve our country without joining the armed services by contributing to our society.
Volunteer With A Veteran’s Association
Veterans are why we continue to live in the greatest country in the world. Without the service of our county’s men and women, we are subject to nefarious outside forces that wish to do us and our way of life harm. Many veterans organizations exist throughout the US that provide a better quality of life for those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.
By volunteering with an organization or group that supports veterans, you can actively give back to them and America. You can also get involved with local groups that directly serve the needs of veterans in your community.
Participate In Local Elections
Let’s face it; sometimes, we are bombarded with so many local elections that we simply just wait and vote in national elections. However, getting involved in local government is essential to protecting the way of life you love. Your vote goes a long way in a local election where frequently races come down to only a small vote margin of difference.
School boards, zoning boards, and planning commissions all directly affect your community. Consider getting involved with local groups that reflect your positions and participate in educational events that keep you informed on what is happening in your neighborhood.
Show Your Pride In America
The greatest thing about living in the United States of America is that we have freedoms that allow us to speak our truths. Regardless of your ability to volunteer or get involved in local politics or other community groups, probably the most important thing you can do is to show your pride in your country.
Raise your flags, hang them with pride. The American flag symbolizes freedom from tyranny and pride in our countrymen and women who have served and continue to serve to protect the greatest country on earth. Flying an American flag or displaying other patriotic artworks or collections shows your pride in our country and all of her citizens.