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Did you thank a veteran this week?

Created: 11/12/21 (Fri) | Topic: Leadership

By Pete Hanebutt, NDFB Public Policy Director

Our country celebrated Veterans Day this week, and sometimes it seems a shame this holiday is not more fully honored within our society. There are some truly wonderful celebrations, honoring those who have served their country and their fellow citizens, putting their lives on the line to defend our nation. Unfortunately, the holiday has become more about whatever sale is happening at stores, and less about outwardly thanking those who have protected us from our enemies. In rural America, our communities tend to be more reverent and introspective regarding both Veterans Day, and Memorial Day, and I believe that says a lot about the heartland.

Most of our other holidays allow us to honor and commemorate an event from our past, either a birthday of an honored leader, or an event which changed America significantly. But Veterans Day really is unique by giving us a day to set aside when we as common citizens can look a former service member in the eye, shake their hand and genuinely say, “Thank you for your service to our country.”

Read the rest of Pete's post on My NDFB Life.

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