We celebrate a lot of holidays, official and unofficial, here in the United States. From Christmas to Easter to President’s Day to National Cat Day to National Coffee Day, there’s a holiday for almost everything nowadays. As fun as many of these holidays are, not all of them are equally as important. While some holidays (like National Cat Day, for example) are simply a source of entertainment, there are other holidays that really mean something, that exist on a deeper level and carry much more weight. Veterans Day is one of these.
Out of all of the holidays, Veterans Day holds a special place in our hearts. So many of us have a friend or family member who has or is serving in the armed forces, so Veterans Day is an incredibly personal holiday for us. It’s the one day of the year where the whole country stops and says “thank you”, two little words that are so deserved by the men and women brave enough to put their lives on the line for our freedom.
Without veterans our lives would not be the same. The freedom we take for granted might not even exist without our veterans. So today (and every day), take a minute to to properly thank them.