“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” -Jose Narosky
In the United States, children don’t have school, there are parades and shopping sales. Today, after all, is Veteran’s Day.
Tomorrow will be Tuesday. The children will return to their schools, flags will be returned to the closet until next year and the sales will draw to a close.
Our veteran’s will remain.
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While it is a wonderful gesture to recognize our veterans today, it is only that: a gesture. There is no accomplishment in saying “Thanks” when it is convention. Use today to gain perspective; think how they deserve to be treated every day, not just when local news programming and regional shopping sales encourage it. Only then can we understand that true appreciation is not displayed by celebrating our servicemen and women today, but instead by not forgetting them tomorrow.