This weekend, we honor the sacrifice made by every man and woman who wore the uniform, and I ask you to take a moment to think about what this day means, and what you can do.
On the 11th Day of the 11th month on the 11th hour, in 1918, World War I ended. Armistice Day was celebrated until 1954, when it became a day to remember everyone who had served this great nation, honorably.
As America 's 21st Century Patriots, we Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are the newest to this community, but also among the proudest. We are not just proud of our service, but proud to be joining some of the greatest Americans who ever lived. From those who served in battle, from World War II through Operation Desert Storm, and to those who served during peacetime, we are now a part of an extraordinary community.
On this day, we ask that politics be put aside, and everyone come together to honor those who have come back recently, and those who served before us. Take the time to ask a veteran in your community how they are doing. Take the time to listen to them, and hear their wisdom.
Take a moment to volunteer - not just today, but in the weeks, months, and years to come. Click here to find a Department of Veterans Affairs facility near you, and contact them to see if you can be of service.
Above all, remember, though this is one day to honor our veterans, veterans day should be something we all keep in our hearts 365 days a year.