Charlie, thanks for bringing up just one more day we can say thanks to vets. Regardless of history "what ifs" and what events deserve holidays and which don't, we all need to thank our veterans any day we see them. If not for them we could be speaking German, or Japanese. If we aren't vigilant we might need to be learning Arabic. But we ARE free, our current warriors will do all they can to make sure we are kept free, and we need to respect those who serve our country and those who have served in the past.
I bet I never thanked my Dad enough for his service. He was a medic in the European theater. Always a step behind the big battles but never out of harm's way since he followed right behind to patch up. Had some great stories, never told us about the evils. We knew there were evils, though. Poor Mom had to give up wearing brush rollers to bed because every time she cuddled up to Dad he woke up thinking someone had a bayonet in his back.
Oh, and Dad's dog tags were wrong. He had the most beautiful Paul Newman eyes...and the Army tagged his eyes "brown".
At least we won the war!