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Honor and support our veterans

November 11, 2012
The Journal

Today is Veterans Day. Since Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, we have two days this year to honor our veterans.

We owe a great deal to the men and women who have answered the call to serve their country, whether it was in World War II and Korea, or in Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and the war on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Today we give them our thanks. But veterans also need our support. Our veterans, from old to young, have a variety of needs that we as a nation must meet. From the health care for our oldest veterans, to the economic and social needs of our younger veterans, who have served in our nation's longest war, we must be ready to listen to them and be ready to offer our support.

Our nation can also do them a great service by working to overcome the economic troubles we have suffered through, and make sure there are jobs for them when they come home from service. Unemployment rates hovering near eight percent are hard on all Americans, especially those who put their careers and lives on hold to serve in the military.

It's the least we can do to say thanks, veterans.



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