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Guest Editorial: Veterans Day: What can you do?

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Wednesday, November 11, is Veterans Day, a public holiday dedicated to honoring anyone who has served in the U.S. military.

It began in 1919 as Armistice Day, as declared after World War I, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

We celebrate Veterans Day in many ways. Parades and concerts are popular. Many businesses offer free or special deals to veterans only on this day.  But, what can you as an individual do?

There are nearly 20 million veterans in the U.S.  More than 400,000 of them are in Alabama.  You can’t honor all of them.  But you can do something for one of them.

After all, their sacrifice, their bravery, their honor was personal and individual, and what is more meaningful than a gesture of personal appreciation?

Pick a veteran you know. Take them to lunch. Pay them a visit. Send them a card or give them a call.  Just find some way to say you’re grateful for what they’ve done for you personally, and for our country, through their military service.

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