|Not too late to honor vets|
|Written by Daily Vidette Editorial Board|
|Sunday, 11 November 2012 15:43|
With the election last week, some people were happy with the results and others were not.
Whether or not you were pleased with the outcome of the election, the fact that we are able to vote and elect a president should not be forgotten.
Freedoms like these would not be possible if it were not for those who risk their lives and who have risked their lives to protect our freedoms.
Sunday was Veterans Day, which is a day to thank the men and women who have served to defend our freedoms.
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri tweeted, “Freedom Ain’t Free! Thanks to all vets past, present and future for protecting us and giving up their own freedoms to preserve ours.”
We might have different views on social issues, political topics and ideas on what is right and wrong.
But having the freedoms to believe what we want to and express it through freedom of speech is a reason to thank, acknowledge and appreciate the men and women who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, along with those serving in the Coast Guard and the military reserves.
Danny Zuker, writer and producer of “Modern Family” stayed true to character, as he was one of many to thank service men and women through Twitter. His tweet read, “Thanks to all the brave men and women like my dad whose service has allowed me to live my life like a total p***y. #VeteransDay.”
Just because some of us, like Zuker, do not devote our lives or part of our lives to serving this country, does not mean that we can’t do things to help the country, even if it isn’t in the way of protecting freedoms.
The easiest way is to commend those who have changed the course of their lives for the United States to help make this country the great place it is.
This country is the land of opportunity — opportunities that wouldn’t be possible without those brave enough to make it possible.
Some people who are in the military might even be defending freedoms they do not believe in, which is all the more reason to respect these individuals.
Families have lost children, siblings and parents in the armed services, so although yesterday was the official day to thank and recognize those who have served, we should not need a dedicated day to be grateful to those great individuals.
If you know anyone who has served, it’s not too late to let him or her know that you appreciate what he or she has done, risked and lost en route to protecting our freedoms.
The Daily Vidette Editorial Board would like to personally thank and acknowledge these individuals because without such, we might not be able to take part in one of the many freedoms we have, including writing this editorial and taking advantage of freedom of speech.