Originally Posted by Lars
What's petty is distinguishing the difference between the two days and their meaning when my intent was to honor those who have died for their ideals and the freedoms we cherish as a populus. Is it any less of an idea that I chose to include those who gave their service and the current veterans who continue to serve? Should we distinguish just the survivers on veterans day or those who died too? What's really sad is that we only have two holidays to honor those who served. As we go to parades and to cemetary services today, should we only think about the dead and not honor those who came home, or should we save those thoughts for Veterans day?
My statement certainly isn't selfserving it was in earnest but I will keep my thoughts and prayers to myself from now on so their meaning isn't disected into obscurity. Celebrate the day off however you want.
We should have our thoughts and hearts directed everyday towards to those in the line of fire or far away from their homeland.
Veterans Day is a day of thanks and rememberance for all veterans living or dead.
For those who have lost loved ones and those who are concerned about the expense of lives unnecessarily not one day goes by that you don't think of them and worry for their safety or mourn their loss.
Let's concern ourselves of our Veterans everyday . Not just a special day set aside .
Lars informed me of the experiences of veterans in getting the benefits promised to them and being stalled or tied with red tape . This is disgraceful and I think we all need to be aware of this travesty and demand better treatment of our honored veterans who gave and now need our help. They did their part let's live up to these agreements.