Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day, held annually on Nov. 11, is the perfect time to honor our nation’s armed forces for their sacrifices and bravery. Hickory Farms has always been a big supporter of the men and women stationed both at home and abroad. As such, we’ve compiled some special ways you and your family can honor our nation’s heroes this year.

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 Attend a Veteran’s Day parade

Check your local paper or call a nearby VFW post to see if there will be a parade in your area. Most communities usually hold a symbolic ceremony to honor the local men and women dedicated to keeping citizens safe.

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Take part in a flag-raising ceremony

On Nov. 11, even the smallest municipalities will take part in a ceremonial flag raising event. This is a wonderful time to teach children of all ages about patriotism and the dedication to duty members of our armed forces — both active duty and retired — exemplify with their service to our country.

Make a donation

Do you have a used vehicle you’re not using at home? Make a donation of your used car, truck or RV to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation to show your appreciation for the men and women serving our country.

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Send a care package

If you have a loved one or family member in the service, they’ll appreciate receiving one of Hickory Farms special military gifts. Our Signature Sampler Gift Basket is packed with enough savory treats to share, while our Finest Mixed Nuts Gift Tin contains plenty of protein by the handful for an active service member on the go.

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All of Hickory Farms military gifts ship free to APO/FPO addresses as part of our commitment to service members far and wide. Call today at 800.753.8558 to place your order for a tasty Veteran’s Day surprise.

4 Patriotic Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Hickory Farms has long been a supporter of our country’s military forces, and we want to join our fellow Americans in honoring our fallen heroes on Memorial Day. Some of the best ways to celebrate this holiday and kick off the summer season include:

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Attending a patriotic parade.

Kids always love the excitement of seeing a marching band and soldiers in a parade, but take the time to explain their significance so they can understand the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform.

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Have a family picnic.

After the parade has passed, take your family on a picnic. Our signature Beef Summer Sausage and a variety of cheeses from our Savory Cheese Collection make delicious appetizers atop our Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers. You can keep the kids busy while dad is firing up the grill by bringing a baseball and glove. This is the perfect opportunity to give your throwing arm (and your little sluggers!) a workout.

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Catch a local fireworks display.

Many cities stage patriotic displays after the sun goes down on Memorial Day to honor the lives lost in service to our country. Make sure you arrive early to spread your blanket or set up lawn chairs. Don’t forget the bug spray! Kids will love an opportunity to light up some sparklers of their own with mom and dad supervising.

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Hang our colors proudly from your front door.

Did you know that it’s a Memorial Day tradition to fly the American flag from dawn to noon at half-staff? During the remainder of the day, it’s flown at full height.

 

A good way to honor your favorite active duty and retired service members is to send them a selection of Hickory Farms Military Gifts, which we’re proud to ship free to any AFO/FPO address. Let them know you appreciate their commitment and bravery by surprising them this Memorial Day with some tasty treats.

Hickory Farms makes it super easy to place your order. Just call 800.753.8558, and speak to one of our customer service representatives or order online right from home at your convenience.

Simple Ways to Send Holiday Greetings to the Military

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It’s important to remember our brave, dedicated servicemen and women stationed throughout the world. With the holidays upon us, many of our military personnel are separated from their family and friends. Hickory Farms wants to bring the feeling of family to them by making it easy to send an array of gourmet military gifts consisting of sausages, cheeses, fruits, snacks and sweets.

 

Read on for some other military care package ideas you can send to faraway loved ones.

 

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Memories of home

Give your military loved ones something that will strike a fond memory of friends, family and good times. Copy some photographs and place them inside a treasured book they will enjoy reading later. Another gift idea with great sentiment is to upload a collection of pictures to a digital frame, so your special someone far away can relive old times.

Children can make an art project or write a poem for their military loved ones to help maintain that special connection across the miles.

Hickory Farms supports our men and women in uniform, and we salute their service to our country by offering free shipping to APO/PPO addresses. To assure standard delivery by December 25, your order must by placed by Dec. 2.