Nov 11, 2010
Today is Veterans' Day, and it seems difficult to know exactly how best to thank those who have served us. The holiday is too often forgotten or devolved into simple waving of flags or other patriotic gestures. It's important to remember, however, that each and every veteran is a person with a story of his or her service. Often those experiences are hugely fulfilling. Too often, however, they involve unimagined horror. But that's why we thank them today. They ran into the din so that we wouldn't have to. Below is what I think is an honest, heart-wrenching look at what our men and women in uniform are willing to sacrifice.