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Military and veteran caregivers are the frontline medical workers caring for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured warriors.

These caregivers have no training but are drafted to serve when their service member comes home.

The average military or veteran caregiver spends 20-30 hours per week caring for their wounded warrior. The isolation, stress, and strain can be overwhelming. But still, they forge on, proudly serving those who have defended our country.

Please join us in recognizing these military and veteran caregivers for their incredible service to our country.

Leave a few words of encouragement for these hidden heroes so they know you stand with them.

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Messages for Caregivers

"Thank you for all you do."

John from Chicago, IL

"I stand 100% behind our Military and families, I am the wife and caregiver for my husband Russell Barabas, a Veteran. I love serving."

Terrylee from Hawthorne, FL

"I know first hand the amount of responsibility taken on by caregivers. My wife truly gave me second chance at life. My angel, through everything has not left my side. God bless all veterans and caregivers. You are needed much more than you could possibly imagine. Please don't ever forget that fact."

Brady from Cloquet, MN

"You are much appreciated for caring for your Vet. It's hard work and dedication. Handling their post war effects they carry with them after transitioning to civilian life. I'm in support of you . Make sure you take care of you and get all the help and support you need too."

Kimberly from Portland, Oregon

"Thank you for being that little bit of hope in someone's life. You truly are angels among us."

Heather from Dallas, GA

"Thank you for everything you do, we greatly appreciate and love you!"

Heather from Dunnellon, FL

"As a fellow prior service woman and current military spouse, I stand strong with you!"

Sashay from Raleigh, NC

"Thank you for your sacrifice as a family to defend our country! we are truly appreciative!"

Lisa from Hoschton, GA

"Caregiver, How wonderful it is that you're in this world! I know that your veteran is appreciative and I am, too. Peace and blessings to you!"

Sue from Columbus, Ohio

"Thank you for your dedicated service to our wounded warriors. Our country is blessed to have people willing to serve to protect our freedoms and even more blessed to have people willing to care for them when they need it most. Thanks for your selfless service."

Steve from Greenleaf, WI

"Thank you very much for all the care and concern you provide to our service members and veterans. Your dedication and commitment are inspiring."

Stacy from Glendale, AZ

"Thank you for all you give to those who serve. You cannot know the true value you provide every day for those who need that outreach, caring and kind words. I hope you have a Merry Christmas."

Sharon from Floyds Knobs, IN

"I am a 73-year-old disabled Vietnam Veteran who lives alone, however, I haven't reached the point yet that I need a caregiver. I think all the caregivers deserve a Silver Star for all they do. I will pray for all the caregivers who make life better for their Veterans."

John from Linwood, New Jersey

"Thank you for your hard work and dedication for caring for our veterans. Happy Holidays."

Patty from Whitewater, WI

"I am reaching out to thank you for all you do each day. I hold all service members in my heart with gratitude and their families in high regard.

You make a difference in so many lives - not just directly but indirectly as well. Your compassion is overwhelming.


Karin from Big Falls, WI

"Your courageous sacrifice and commitment is much appreciated. Thank you so much for your service."

Clearra from Matthews, NC

"Thank you for the strength and perseverance you show every day caring for the wounded warrior in your life. You are an inspiration caring this special person who put their life on the line for our freedom."

Jeff from Seymour, WI

"Thank you for your service. I pray often to help protect those who are serving. And pray for healing, happiness, joy, hope for those suffering from the impacts of military service after being selfless and sacrificing everything for us. Thank you!"

Yvette from New Albany, Indiana


Thank you for everything you do. Caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves is such a kind and caring act.

Thank you!"

Angela from Sellersburg, IN

"Good Morning, I am a Veteran and mentally disabled myself who is the only child taking care of my mother who currently has Dementia. I need assistance with caregiveing at least 3 times weekly."

Andrea from Grosse Pointe, MI

"Thank you for serving behind the lines. Our military is stronger because of your time and heart."

Kevin from Louisville, KY

"Thank you for you selfless giving to care for your loved one!"

Autumn from Chesapeake, Virginia

"Thank you for your service. You are a true hero, especially to the mothers of a child in the military! We appreciate you!"

Shelley from Louisville, KY

"Thank you for your dedication to our Veterans! Your service makes you a HERO!"

Sharon from Louisville, KY

"Thank you for your dedication to our Veterans! May God bless you!!"

Sharon from Louisville, KY