Many times I have lamented the fact that Veterans Day no longer gets the respect it deserves. After all, it used to be a holiday, right? As in… no school. What happened? (Think about it–Columbus Day is way more controversial and we’ve still got that one.)
Well, it may not be as bad we think.
Last Friday at my son’s school there was in fact a Veterans Day program, and there are further festivities planned today. At schools across the nation (mine included), veterans are being honored with students actually in school, learning about Veterans Day rather than sitting home watching other people play video games on the Internet (or whatever kids “do” these days).
I like it. I like it, America. And whatever the reason, whatever the season, we at mikeoconnelljr.com (that’s me) salute American veterans and those serving all over the world. Every day.