I give thanks to VETS
Grandfather - WW I - ok, he was in the Canadian Army
Father - WW II - who passed away before being recognized as a veteran, he served in the Merchant Marine in both oceans.
Uncle - WW II - Navy
dad, father in-law, Grandpa Sowers, GGGgrandfather Holland (118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry), GGGG uncle Barton and son Thomas, Thomas D. Holland (Iowa Volunteer Infanctry) and brother William, Uncle Glen, Uncle Kenneth, Cousin Terry, Grandfathers in-law and more friends than I care to count.
Special thanks to all veterans out there, especially my Grandfather (RAF WWII) and Great Uncles (various services). To all those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of democracy and their country - you will not be forgotten.
I felt pretty bad today, on the way home from a short vacation, when my son expressed the view that Veteran's Day is a holiday, nothing more. I guess I gave him that impression. So we had a talk in the car, and I hope he understands what it means, better than I have practised it.