MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The aftermath of President-elect Donald Trump's somewhat surprise victory has been so intense that I'm afraid we haven't paid much attention to other things, such as Veterans Day on Nov. 11 .
There are more than 21 million veterans in the U.S. and more than 400,000 in Alabama. Most of us know more than a few veterans personally, so we have the opportunity to make a meaningful 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.
Veterans' issues were not discussed nearly enough during the presidential campaign, certainly not in the debates, but it's never too late to say thank you in celebration of Veterans Day.