Please remember that Saturday is Veteran's Day, when Americans are asked to honor the sacrifices of those who served in the US military, always ready to defend this country when called upon.
Please honor our veterans. There is a new initiative to get veterans to proudly wear their ribbons on Veterans Day so that they will be recognized. If you see a veteran wearing his(her) ribbons/medals, please stop and say "Thanks".
Probably the best testimonial to "those that served" was General Douglas MacArthur's farewell speech, given to the Corps of Cadets at West Point on May 12, 1962, better know as his "Duty, Honor, Country" speech. I hope you will read it and please, remember to thank a vet.
Last summer we went to Great Lakes Training Center, Illinois to see our younger son graduate from Navy boot camp. After graduation, the sailors were given liberty for the weekend, and (besides doing some geocaching),we took our son to dinner. We were pleasantly surprised to find that someone had anonymously paid for our dinner (our son was in uniform), and when we left, the man sitting at the next table (not the person who bought dinner) rose to shake my son's hand. Sheesh! Nearly brought tears to my eyes! (And this was in an area when several hundred boot camp graduates are let loose EVERY weekend!!!) Don't be embarrassed. Go up to a vet and shake his(her) hand. You'll make their day!