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Opinion: Veterans Day: is it enough?


November 12, 2018

"What have you done for us lately?"

I don't think the average American military veteran has the time or the temperament to spend 51 weeks a year asking such a question, but a reasonable person could hardly blame him if he did.

Veterans Day can be like Mother's Day or Father's Day - an occasion to heap praise upon individuals whom we spend the rest of the year ignoring, tolerating or circumventing. A week's worth of bumper stickers, newspaper interviews, special discounts and grade school essays soon give way to the daily grind.

I don't think our veterans are expecting a "We're not worthy!"...

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