The best way I can think to honor those who have died serving their country is to care for and acknowledge those who still serve and those who are injured. Our vets and the still-active duty Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have sustained devastating injury need all that we can offer. CSPAN re-aired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with witnesses who have served and share their personal stories and opinions on what policies need improvement or outright change in the military care system. Please watch and get first-hand information about the America's nearly forgotten, ongoing occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan that have taken the lives of almost 5000 young Americans.
The main issue as pointed out by Col. Andrew Bacovich (Ret.) during his testimony at the hearing is the fact that very few Americans have a personal connection to the conflicts in which we are currently embroiled, which leads to an certain apathy or "war fatigue." This is personal for me; I have people I love either serving or have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. I have lost people too. Let true respect flood your senses today if only for a moment.
To all who have served and are still serving, thank you for your service and may we all find Peace sooner rather than later.