This Friday, November 11, 2011 is a special day. Not only is it 11-11-11, but it is Veterans Day, and a day when we should thank both our veterans and our active military personnel for the freedoms they help to protect.

All weekend at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, there is a celebration. Friday there is a concert by the Baltimore Brass,  Saturday they will play at 1 & 3 pm. Friday only there will be veterans there to sign autographs and share their stories about the war(s) they were in. These are FEE FREE days, according to the website. What a great opportunity to honor our veterans!

On Friday evening, November 11, at 8pm, the Creative Alliance in Baltimore has a special event put on by the Veteran Artist Program, which empowers veterans and their art into the community by collaborating with professional artists. Read more about the event here.

Papa John’s is donating $1 to the USO for every online order from 11am EST to 11pm PST.

My son’s school is inviting fathers to come & work side-by-side with their sons, putting together care packages with Halloween candy and more to send to our troops to thank them.

The best thing we can all do is find a veteran or active personnel and say THANK YOU.