Be nice to veterans every day

To the editor:

When a person signed up or was drafted to defend their country, they didn’t defend it only a few days out of the year — it was seven days a week and 24 hours a day.

I read a letter recently reminding people to be nice to veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I thought to myself, "why only those two days?  Why not be nice to them every day, year around?"

This reminded me of a word I heard in church last month: Chreasters. I had no clue what it was at first. It was explained as people who only go to church on Christmas and Easter. I guess it is the same thing here.

People seem to think they need to be nice to our veterans only on the two holidays designated for the ones that gave their lives and the ones that have served.  This is so far from the truth. We need to be nice to veterans year around.

Pay it Forward Every Day is the motto we need to start living by. If you see a veteran in August, tell them thank you. If you see a veteran in line at McDonalds in February, pay for their meal That’s the way it should be. Not just two days out of the year.

—Bob Johnson

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