How Tuscon, AZ Honors Veterans
In early 2008, two Vietnam veterans in Tuscon, Arizona were reminiscing about returning home from war and feeling unwelcome. They were inspired to start “Boots for Our Troops,” a program where retail outlets sell paper boot-shaped cutouts to raise money to help returning veterans re-acclimate. By Veterans Day of 2008, the organization raised $25,000.
How Chillicothe, IL Honors Veterans
A Boy Scout from Troop 91 in Chillicothe, Illinois produced a documentary about veterans for his Eagle Scout Project, then held a luncheon for veterans so the community could express its gratitude.