Thank a vet today
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Last year was an interesting Veterans Day: As usual, those of us old enough to remember honoring Armistice Day celebrated “the 11th month, the 11th day and the 11th hour,” but it was also the 11th year!
This Veterans Day, as always, is a great time to thank a veteran for his or her service to our country.
Veterans are everywhere. Vets from World War II are dying off by the hundreds every day. Look around and find someone to thank for what he or she did to let you live in peace and liberty.
I like the hats that veterans wear these days. It used to be that many would not (or could not) speak about their service for Uncle Sam — even after 30 years, the emotional wounds were still too fresh to bring themselves to talk about it. Others simply felt they had just done their duty like everybody else.
Today, thousands of veterans are willing to wear a “World War II veteran” or “Vietnam vet” hat to let others know they served. Those hats make it much easier to talk with a serviceman or woman and thank him or her for helping to keep us safe.
Veterans sacrificed much. Surely we can take a precious moment to thank them.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Slots & property taxes
- Medicaid’s future
- Obama & Reaganomics I
- Obama & Reaganomics II
- Not reviled abroad
- Good use of slots money
- Obstacles to hiring
- Beneficial, irreplaceable
- Enslaving themselves
- Saved her life
- Putin’s actions II