Today is Veterans Day. This is the day everyone confuses with Memorial Day. So let's get the housekeeping out of the way.
Memorial Day is to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in serving our country in the Armed Forces.
Veterans Day is to honor those who have served, or are serving, in the Armed Forces.
We all know veterans. Today, please remember to thank them.
Some people will buy a veteran a cup of coffee or a meal as a way to salute them. Those are great ideas. But I say, go the extra mile. Make this day unforgettable. Get them a puppy or a kitten! Better yet, get them both! They will never forget you. They may never forgive you either, but, hey, you will not be forgotten.
As an added perk, if you get them a Lab puppy, you will know what to get them for Christmas: All new furniture.
So remember, only you can make this the Veterans Day that keeps on giving.
To my veteran friends, my hat is off. Thank you for serving.