Let us honor our veterans today, and every day. Not by mouthing words like "Thank you for your service" or by displaying a "Support Our Troops" sticker on your car.
Let's honor them by treating them they way they deserve to be treated.
Let's honor them by providing them needed services.
Like quality health care from an efficient, accessible, and not overburdened VA system.
Like suicide prevention programs and support and proven mental health services.
Like more educational and job opportunities.
Like volunteering to assist disabled veterans.
And for our military, let's provide them with the right equipment, the right training, and the right support.
And, most of all, let us ensure our veterans and our serving military that, if war must be fought, it is fought for the right reasons and not for political expediency or corporate profit.
Mouthing platitudes is fine, but actions can speak volumes.
Here's my go-to song for this day: