Today is Veterans Day, so I want to acknowledge all veterans who served in the armed forces in any conflict or war. While I believe war is to be avoided, I also believe in helping veterans returning to the U.S. so they can resume their lives.ÃÂ One of the best books I have read on this topic is The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.
National Veterans Day Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
P.S. I receive emails from Women’s Voices for Change and there is a wonderful poem by Marilyn Johnston on the website for Veterans Day. Go to: http://womensvoicesforchange.org/poetry-sunday-marilyn-johnston-reminds-us.htm.
P.P.S. I read in AARP Bulletin that some restaurants, like Applebees, are giving veterans a free meal.