Happy Veterans Day!
My first job out of college was at a hospital doing electronics repair. Learned a lot there - both in my craft and about people. The department I worked in was mostly veterans - Viet Nam era - and some of the nicest guys you would ever meet. From, as they described themselves, grunts to a SeeBee to a Green Beret - an interesting group. Our boss was a Korean War vet, a fighter pilot. Nice man. There were 3 or 4 of us in the department of 25 or so who were not veterans. Guess who was working on Veterans day?
In my opinion the only people that should be off today are those who have served. The rest of us can pick up the slack. Kids should be in school - preferably listening to some veterans share their stories.
To those who have served - thank you from a grateful citizen.