Keeping Vets Front and Center

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This very personal VIDEO appeal from blogger Heather Whaling gets it right. Instead of just doing symbolic gestures we need to do something meaningful for vets today... something that will live beyond this Veterans Day. Joining is a great way to do this as Heather explains in the video.

I missed President Obama's comments from the Fort Hood memorial so appreciate Heather bringing them to my attention in her post.

As we honor the many generations who have served I think all of us must acknowledge that this generation has more than proved itself the equal of those who have come before. We need not look to the past for greatness because it is before our very eyes.

Veterans of every generation deserve our thanks and support. But lets also send a message to those serving today who will soon be veterans that we will be there for them. Please join me in joining 11 million people giving $11 by 11/11/2011.

Forget the holiday sales and remember vets.