Veteran's Day: One on One

The Rotary’s motto – Service Above Self – is a way of life for Rotarians. And no one is a better example of ‘Service Above Self’ than our veterans.

What is Veterans Day One on One?

In 2011 Champaign West Rotary (Illinois) developed Veterans Day One on One, an invaluable program to honor our country’s men and women. The event is simply a thank you to our Veterans. Rotarians honor our Veterans by inviting them to the Veterans Day One on One lunch event. In fact, the condition of admission is bringing one or two Veterans, buying them lunch, personally expressing appreciation for their service, and listening to or sharing stories of the Veterans experiences. Soldiers are extraordinary, with the ability to influence and impact us all in incredible ways. This is a great way to connect with and thank those who have helped to protect the freedom that we enjoy.

What Can Your Club Do to Honor Veterans?

Join Champaign West Rotary and other proud Rotary Clubs and sponsor an annual event in your community. Our Clubs are hopeful the program will continue to grow and other Rotary Clubs will choose to honor, celebrate and recognize our veterans through this program each Veterans Day.

We invite you and your Rotary Club to participate in this program!