veterans day

On Veterans Day, our nation stops as one to reflect on the sacrifice and service of our military, past and present.


Here’s how Blue Star Neighbors can give back on Veterans Day:

Join us as a Blue Star Neighbor this Veterans Day in thanking the brave servicemen and servicewomen who wear and have worn the uniform. Their sacrifices protect democracy and keep us--and the world--safe. Your support of the military community on Veterans Day and every day encourages those who serve and have served.

This Veterans Day, we’ve made it easy for you to broaden your impact in the military community.

Make a donation to Blue Star Families in honor of a veteran or active service member in your life

Blue Star Communities connect active and retired military families to resources, fellow service members, and local civilians to reduce the feeling of isolation that is so common among the military community. Our Caregivers programming empowers those who care for injured, recovering, and disabled veterans and active duty service members.

When making a gift in honor of someone, be sure to include the honoree’s contact information so we can notify them that a gift was made to honor their service.



Join BSF as a Neighbor

Blue Star Neighbors show their support for active and retired military families throughout the year in big and small ways. Stand with us at Blue Star Families as a Neighbor and become part of our Blue Star Nation. Join here for free.  

Visit your local Starbucks

Starbucks is donating to Blue Star Families 15 cents from  every brewed coffee sold on Veterans Day, making it easier than ever to give back to veterans. You can learn more about our Veterans Day partnership with Starbucks here.

Go shopping

When you shop at through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a percentage of your sale to Blue Star Families. Click here to shop and support military families.

Please consider purchasing something for the party from the wish list below! The item will come to our staff for wrapping, and then Santa will gift them at the party. Note: gifts need to be purchased by November 27 to ensure they arrive in time for the party and allow us time to fill any gaps.

Stars, Stripes, and Snowflakes Holiday Party Wish List

If you’d rather send cash to help defray the costs of the event and purchase any remaining gifts on our list - here is that link:

Share Blue Star Families on social media

Share your support for the military community online. Like our Facebook page, join us on Twitter, and follow us on Instagram. Then, invite your friends and family to do the same!


Here’s how BSF is thanking the military community this Veterans Day:

Here at Blue Star Families, we work every day to connect the entire military community to opportunities, resources, programs and events that make life better so military families feel supported. We do this through partnerships with phenomenal Blue Star Neighbors--both individuals as well as other non-profits, businesses, and organizations.


On November 11, Starbucks is offering veterans, active duty military, and military spouses a free tall hot brewed coffee.


Until November 11, Caulipower is offering military families a $3 off coupon and the chance to participate in an Instagram contest to win a year’s supply of Caulipower pizza. Learn more here.

Starbucks Yellow Ribbon Trees

At select Starbucks stores across the nation, Blue Star Families members will be decorating Yellow Ribbon trees with Starbucks employees and Blue Star Neighbors in honor of veterans and military families.

Sleep Number

Until November 15, Sleep Number is partnering with Blue Star Families to give away 12 SleepIQ Kids smart-beds. Blue Star Families members can enter daily. (Not a Blue Star Families member? You can join for free!)


Many businesses and organizations want to say thank you for your sacrifice and service. Here’s a great resource for special Veterans Day discounts.

Blue Star Families also provides Blue Star Deals information throughout the year for BSF members. Check it out.