Today Caldwell Academy celebrated Veteran's Day (which actually falls on Sunday this year.) I made food and helped clean up after the breakfast to honor local veterans. Our students were in their official uniforms, holding doors, serving food, and providing patriotic entertainment.
Our culture celebrates the silliest things--just look at "reality" TV. Actually, it's best not to look. Why do people want to watch other people shop, sleep around, plot to eliminate one another...? Why not do something real instead?
Our veterans and active duty military have faced real reality, at the most fundamental level--survival. They deserve more than one day a year of honor.