Happy Memorial Day! Amidst all the excitement of barbecues, family get togethers and a three-day weekend, we wanted to share a few ways your business can honor the men and women, both past and present, serving in our armed forces.

  1. Participate in your local parade. Many towns and cities across the country host Memorial Day parades, and organizers often rely on local businesses to help cover associated costs. You can show your support by donating money or sponsoring a float. Participation will likely result in added exposure for your business in the community, which is a great added bonus!
  1. Patronize local veteran-owned businesses. Real estate professionals don’t work traditional schedules, and as a result often don’t get to take advantage of the three-day weekends associated with holidays like Memorial Day. Take this opportunity to buy lunch or coffee for your team from a local, veteran-owned establishment – showing your appreciation not only for our vets, but for the people who keep your business running smoothly and productively every day as well.
  1. Set up a collection box for donations. There are quite a few organizations across the country dedicated to supporting our armed forces and their families. Set up a collection box for money, clothes, toys, shoes and/or staple household items in your office, then organize a drop of at a local military charitable organization.

Have any plans to honor our military this Memorial Day? Share them in the comments!

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