It’s not just a day off, it’s a day to honor those who risked everything to fight for America.
Over the past week, we’ve been inundated with hundreds of ads all over television, the Internet, and the radio reminding us to “thank our veterans.” While it’s an important message to send to the American people, perhaps the more important question to ponder is, “Why do we thank our veterans?”
One man was a survivor of D-Day.
Another, a survivor of Iwo Jima.
There were 14 veterans in total from the Central Coast — their valor still radiating through their 90-year-old wrinkles — gathered around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27.
Offices were closed and classes canceled Nov. 11 in honor of the men and women who have served in the armed forces. For many Cal Poly students, Veterans Day was a chance to sleep in or catch up on homework,…