Today is Veterans Day. This holiday is not always greeted with great flourish and display in these United States as it ought to be.
Yes, there are some car dealerships promoting Veterans Day sales, and you may notice that the banks and post offices will be closed as well. But on Veterans Day, will Americans be ordaining it with the gravity they give to Labor Day, President’s Day, New Years Day, or even Halloween?
If they don’t, they should.
Veterans Day is a singular opportunity for Americans to be grateful for the gallant heroes who gave a piece of their lives, or in many cases their blood, for the survival of the American values we cherish. Values derived from the Judeo-Christian principles of love for one’s God and freedom for all men.
The men and women who have made these sacrifices in order to defy malevolent aggressors seeking to undermine American liberty or the liberty of others should get their fair share of recognition–even though they would never ask for it.
But shouldn’t Veterans Day be at least #2 in the pantheon of American holidays? Independence Day might precede all others, but America’s independence was the reason for our very first veterans. You might say the role model of all subsequent American armies and Navies were the soldiers of the American Revolution.