I think it's a very important day, granted not alot of my family served in the armed forces (I come from a small family) but when I was a kid I spent alot of time talking to the older men and women hearing their stories and experiences and I have alot of respect for veterans young and old. They told me why, they joined...not for the money, not for the glory or for stories to tell but because they loved their country and what it stood for and were even willing to die for it.
To me, Veterans Day goes farther than remembering which war veterans fought in, what unit they were in, or even what the war was about...I see it more as honoring the ideal our veterans from the War of Independence to the War on Terror held in such high regard...freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for their fellow countrymen. It takes a serious commitment to join the armed forces, years of a persons life, I think it takes some serious balls to stand up for something...it' easy to talk, but when it comes down to it the people who join the military for the ideals our country stand for, they do it so others don't have to...they give the millions who don't serve the same freedoms they pay for with sweat, blood and tears to enjoy, ours we take for granted but they fight and die for them. I think they are hero's.
So I'm honored to shake the hand of any veteran