What's up with the local high school no longer giving a day off for Veterans Day? Heck, they get off for MLK day and I think two days for Presidents day. Seems Veterans did a lot for our country, but the school district isn't recognizing it.
this year being sunday, i didn't really mind. my feeling is that if it falls on a weekday, the schools and jobs should have it off. as a veteran, it makes me mad that schools and jobs don't do this anymore. i observe it in my own way, whether at work or not. fortunately this year i was at my camp that my dad built. he was a bombadier on a B17 during WW2 and is buried at camp. it was a good, quiet way to honor him and others who answered the call. then i went home and watched my boys play in the high school band for a veterans day concert during which they had all the veterans stand up while their respective services songs were played. i'm sure mine wasn't the only damp eye in the house.