Veteran’s day appreciation

Once a year the people of the United States honor the 24,900,000 veterans who have lived and died for America.

Many people take this day to Bar-Be-Que and spend time with their family. Most veterans however take this day to reflect on their fallen comrades and what they have done for their country.

Contrary to popular belief, Veteran’s Day is a solemn day especially for those who have fought for this great country. We as Americans owe our lives to veterans, but rarely do we show it.

What many people do not realize is that veterans fought for every right they have. When someone speaks out against the war and how soldiers should stop fighting, the person might not realize that if he/she lived anywhere else in the world the right to speak freely may not exist. I feel that we often take advantage of the rights we are given and that most of us don’t appreciate the sacrifices made by those who serve.

Veterans never say why they have done what they have done because the answer is universally known among them: they did it for their country.

The point is when Veteran’s Day rolls around, be sure to thank a veteran for the sacrifices they have made. Whether they are your sister, brother, mom, dad, grandpa, cousin, uncle, or aunt, be sure to let them know that their sacrifices were not made in vain. Veterans don’t need a party on V-Day—they just need to know that what they have done is not taken for granted.