It is with heavy heart The Rude News banner for Veterans Day and National Veterans Awareness Week will come down on 11/19.
It will have stayed two days extra, but it is tempting to leave it up all year round.
We need to take time and reflect on the sacrifices our Veterans have made for us.
Most of us exist unawares of the struggles our Heroes face around the globe.
We should keep their families in our thoughts and prayers and remember that no matter what our stresses may be, they have a much heavier burden to bear.
We are free in the United States to pursue the fat life even while they fight a war in two major theatres.
This is unprecedented in history. No nation has ever endured the struggle we have while maintaining the greatest standard of living in the world.
It is a testament to these fine warriors that so many of us can walk in Ipod-jamming, Bluetooth blathering, Blackberry browsing ignorance of the opening sequences of the next World War.
Words cannot express the gratitude we should feel towards our Veterans. That being the case, here are some words from Veterans Day 1988, from one of the greatest American Orators.