From an inauspicious start as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War II, this day later became Veterans Day (after World War II) to honor all who performed military service. Many local ceremonies will be conducted this day and many veterans both old and young will be in attendance with other patriotic citizens. You can usually pick them out in the crowd, often with a tear in their eye or proudly wearing their old military hat or other remembrance. And when you recognize them, take a moment and go up and simply thank them for their service. It's a small gesture but they'll probably smile and offer a handshake, knowing that they've been remembered. And it will make you feel proud and happy as well.
American veterans have been through many hardships, yet they love and honor this land. Taking a moment for them is just a small simple gesture that means so much and costs you nothing but a moment of time. It will, however, remind you of all of those fine men and women who answered the call for our country when they were needed.
God bless our veterans and what they have done. And may they ever receive the support that they need for the sacrifices they have given. And today is just for them, a special day indeed. Participate if you can but if not at least take a moment to remember America's best. Remember, America is better because of her veterans. God bless you all.