Dearest Veterans and Military Personnel,
Thank you so very much for all that you gave, are giving, and will give in order to protect my family and our freedom. Thank you for putting your life on the line for people whom you will never meet. Thank you for enduring ungrateful people and governments, here and abroad. Thank you for giving up your freedom in order to ensure mine. Inadequate though it is, thank you.
There is just one thing. Do you really feel more appreciated when the schools close and the mail doesn't run? I mean, if you do, then it is completely worth it. But on the off-chance that my kids being at home in the middle of the week doesn't make you feel appreciated, please inform the government so they will take my kids back.
I think that we (being Americans) have chosen a really poor method for expressing our appreciation. It makes more sense to celebrate Veteran's Day by making it illegal for veterans to work on that day, no matter what job they have. A paid day off for all veterans. Yep. That sounds much better. Just a thought.
Gratefully in your debt,