Our vets have sacrificed a huge amount of them selves, their life, their time, and their psyche to do a job that can be damn hard much of the time. Veterans go off to fight wars so that people in the US can enjoy freedom and democracy (contrarily, being in the military is anything BUT a democracy).
Thank you veterans for your sacrifice and keeping us, and our country, safe!
On a side note, I was amazed at what a festive holiday today was. People seemed to be out and about everywhere and in good spirits. Also, I have never seen so many older retired vets out in uniform as I did today, not just at a parade or military event, but out in town, around the city, and for those brave souls who dared, in line for a free meal at Applebees, Famous Daves, and Golden Corral.