Dec 072009
Authors: Collegian Editorial Board

War. What is it good for? Well the answer to that question is relative.

Even if you don’t support the conflicts our country is involved with over in the Middle East or you just hate war in general, no one can deny that the jobs the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces do on a daily basis deserve respect.

Today is Veterans Day, but with the exception of free meals and special attention being drawn to veterans for 24 hours, what is the purpose of this holiday? Not to take away from the importance of the day, but honoring our veterans should come 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year (366 on leap years).

Whether they’re on the front lines, protecting the skies, miles below sea level or the hundreds of other jobs the military performs, members of the U.S. Armed Forces help make America a better place, and they’ve been doing so for 233 years.

If you’re on campus and see an Army or Air Force ROTC student, say thank you. But don’t just do it today, do it tomorrow and the day after that. Because they’re risking their lives so you don’t have to.

So thank you veterans of the U.S. military. Keep doing what you’re doing.

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