by Martin Light
Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That's not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America's war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in their lives to keep our country free. Our military has been working under extreme and unusual circumstances these past few years on several fronts as the current White House administration consistently sends confusing messages of support or lack thereof. During this month of November reach out and thank our veterans and active duty members for their service to America. Tell them how proud you are of them.