I first posted this 5 years ago but with a different video.
Please watch this video. Then remember that the soldiers, sailors and airmen who have sacrificed have done what was asked of them by their country. We should honor their service, not give them lip service.
Each year at Memorial Day we honor the lives and sacrifices of members of our Military Services who have passed on. On Veteran’s Day, we honor the lives and sacrifices of those who are still with us who have served in our armed forces. I always wonder why we can get the emotion up to honor an overpaid athlete or entertainer and yet when we see a soldier, sailor, airman or marine in uniform, we often look the other way.
I have always appreciated the slogan depicted below. This Veteran’s Day, why not make a point to say thank you to a veteran of the Coast Guard or Merchant Marines, or Air Force, Army, Marines or Navy?
To me, two of the most significant words in the language are Responsibility and Respect. Veteran’s Day is a good time to show Respect for those who have taken Responsibility for Protecting our Freedoms and have sacrificed on our behalf.