Today, we honor and say THANK YOU to ALL of our Veterans

Today, we celebrate Veteran’s Day. This honor extends to anyone who has ever stood somberly, raised his or her right hand, and enlisted in any branch of the U.S. military (while swearing to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”).

Veteran’s Day was established to honor ALL those who served honorably in the military.

It doesn’t matter if the veteran served in wartime or saw combat. (For the record, Memorial Day, which is celebrated on the last Monday in May, is set aside to honor those military personnel who died in the service of their country.)

So, today we extend our heartfelt THANK YOU to the veterans who have served our country.

If you know a veteran, take a few minutes to call them and thank them for their service. If you see a soldier or veteran, thank them for their service. Buy him or her lunch or coffee if you can. It’s a small thing but it’s a tangible and visible way to show your support and respect.

If nothing else, take a moment today to remember the sacrifices they have made through the years … and continue to make every day … at great risk … but with an unwavering dedication to the service of their country and to our safety and well-being.

Lary Kirchenbauer

I am a leadership coach and a professional author and speaker, facilitating leadership groups among CEOs and senior business leaders in the SF Bay area. I am actively blogging at with more than 500 published articles.

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