As I drove around town on Veterans Day, I was saddened to see that few American flags were flying from front porches. It seems that the memory of the reason we celebrate Veterans Day is fast fading with fewer flags being displayed each year.
Is it because we are taking this special day for granted? As time goes on, have we become so engrossed in our daily lives that we forget those who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedoms? As a Vietnam Vet, I am proud to have served when called upon just as my father, grandfather and generations back to the American Revolution served this country in their time.
A year from now, I hope to see more flags displayed, but I doubt that will happen. Please prove me wrong. It’s such a small effort but means so much to a Vet to see that his and her neighbors remember their service to our country by flying our nation’s flag on Veterans Day.