Honor should be given all year
I couldn’t find this online, so I thought it would be good to just put it down here.
Monday, November 12, 2012 — DailyNebraskan.com
Our View — Take time to honor nation’s veterans this week
War is an ugly thing, and if we lived in a perfect world there would be no such thing as a veteran soldier. But as it is, conflicts arise and soldiers respond. Risking their lives for the benefit of our great nation, veterans deserve our thanks at the very least. As you are aware, Sunday was Veterans Day. We hope you did your part in thanking a veteran, whether a family member or friend, and showed your appreciation for the sacrifice done in part by our soldiers.
However, it goes without saying that we shouldn’t be thankful on a few select days throughout the year. Soldiers don’t protect our nation for only a few days – its a lifelong commitment. Even after they have served our nation in times of conflict, the effects of war are lasting, and the results are often taken for granted.
We are living in a free nation today because of the brave men and women who have fought and served in our military throughout history, as we as those who continue to fight for our freedom today. Many have sacrificed their life protecting a freedom they held dear to their heart just so we could live it, and others endure nightmares and post-war anxiety so we can be safe at home without those things.
There are many ways to show your support or appreciation, and they aren’t confined to just a single day a year. This week, outside of Runza in the Nebraska Union, there will be opportunities to write a note or letter to a U.S. soldier currently serving overseas. There are always options for volunteering at the local Veterans Affairs office, or getting involved in programs like the Veterans Support Foundation.
The Daily Nebraskan would like to say thank you to all of those who have served in combat as well as all of those who have fallen while protecting our freedom. Our appreciation for the sacrifices made goes beyond print, and we are forever thankful for your services. Opinion@DailyNebraskan.com Andrew Dickinson – Editor-in-Chief
I couldn’t put it in better words. Thank you, to the men and women that are serving overseas and on the front-lines of the United States. Thank you veterans, for all you have done to make this country what it is today, and for the freedom we have to live in this great United States of America.
Another good place to go/help is Wounded Warrior Project. I’m sure there are many more, but this had been on my mind. The greatest casualty is being forgotten.