One day. Doesn't seem like enough, does it?
These men and women have fought, struggled, bled and died so that you (and you, and you, and you - and me, too) can do what we want in a country we love. They have risked all, and sometimes given all, for YOU.
Today, of all days, take some time to thank that veteran. They've earned it. And, maybe, one of these days, if the human race can ever figure out the inside of our own skulls, we might be able to celebrate today as not just Veteran's Day but Armistice Day, the holiday it over-wrote - a celebration of the end of 'The War To End Wars', WWI. 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, and now for the first time the 11th year.
So to the veterans I know - Dick, Lanny, Tim, Chuck - and there are more, I'm sure, who have served honorably and well but who I, in my error have forgotten: