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What will you do on Veteran’s Day?

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The Veteran's Administration's 2009 Veteran's Day Poster

What will you do on Veteran’s Day?  Will you go to work?  Will you stay home?  Will you play with the kids, read a book, watch TV, or take your loved one out to eat?  The only correct answer that I can provide is this: you will do whatever you want to do because you are free to do just that.

For most Americans it will be business as usual.  The majority of people will go about their daily activities with only an academic acknowledgement of Veteran’s Day.  The majority of people will feel no pride in being an American, no sorrow for the loss of life or the physical dismemberment of our American soldiers.  No.  For most Americans, Veteran’s Day is just another excuse to offer a “Sale” or a “token” discount in their commercial world.

Only a few will stop long enough to remember the sacrifices by those who have paid and are paying for our freedom.  Only a few will shed a tear or say a prayer.  Only a few will place a flag by the headstone of a fallen American.  Only a few will visit their local VA Hospital and help a Vet.  Only a few will remember.  Only a few Americans will not forget.  Only a few will not forget those who have given and are now giving service to their country.  Only a few will not forget their beloved soldier who now resides in the silent city of the dead.  Only a few will not forget to utter a prayer of thanksgiving.  Only a few will not forget to offer a prayer of hope for those soldiers still serving their country in harm’s way.  Only a few will not forget.

What will you do on Veteran’s Day?

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