I have a day off from school and work.

There are parades and memorial commemorations—TV news specials.

So much busy-ness surrounding Veteran’s Day.

Please help it be more than another day on the calendar.

Even as I enjoy the holiday, help me remember those who made it possible, the men and

women in uniform who served. Life, liberty, and happiness come with a price. On this

Veteran’s Day, help me remember those who paid for freedom with their lives and those

who came back to live it.