Today is Veterans Day

Over the last two Veterans Days, I’ve dedicated posts to discussing the employment laws regarding veterans and to discussing whether Veterans Day should be a National Holiday.

This year, I’m more at a loss of words.  As the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue to go on, we continue to owe a great deal to the men and women who are currently fighting or have fought to protect this country.

So, while our work goes on today, take a minute to reflect on their work and learn a little more about the holiday and about our veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has set up a webpage devoted to this day with plenty of resources.  And for those with kids, the VA has set up various webpages for kids as well. 

Lastly, President Obama’s proclamation about the day reminds us that this is a day of reflection and service:

Caring for our veterans is more than a way of thanking them for their service. It is an obligation to our fellow citizens who have risked their lives to defend our freedom. This selflessness binds our fates with theirs, and recognizing those who were willing to give their last full measure of devotion for us is a debt of honor for every American.