To the Editor:
Veterans’ Day is this coming Sunday, Nov. 11 and it’s a chance to remind all your readers how much we owe to veterans who served, died and those now serving around the world in defense of our country.
Since its first celebration of the World War I armistice signing on Nov. 11, 1918, the date has never been changed except when it falls on a Sunday and we celebrate it on a Monday. This gives most people a three-day weekend but how many celebrate veterans on that day? Sadly not many save a few military and veterans organizations.
With the above in mind, I would ask your readers to at least take a minute to recall all those veterans you remember from the past, present and also future veterans; all those men and women who will serve on the tip of the spear. God bless them all. We owe them everything.
Frank “Smilin’ Jack” Slason, Somerville