Thank a vet on Veterans Day

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    As this year’s Veterans Day arrives, it’s time for the requisite displays of patriotism that accompany it. This is a wonderful thing to see every year, and I love being able to honor those that have fought and died for the United States.

    The university has done a great job this year by holding events celebrating Veterans Day both today and in the days leading up to it. It’s the most events I can remember being aware of in three years at the university, and it makes me proud to see that we are giving these heroes their due.

    With such divisive views held by people on the wars we are now fighting, it is admirable that when it comes to showing appreciation for the soldiers, most can put aside their political views and embrace the people who fulfill their duty by fighting. Besides, as my dad 8212; an Air Force veteran 8212; told me, you’ll never find anyone who hates going to war more than soldiers. To me, that makes their sacrifice all the more worthy of our respect.

    So take some time to thank a veteran for his or her service today, and remember what comforts or luxuries they give up so we can continue to enjoy ours at home.

    News editor Marshall Doig for the editorial board.