Delia J. Smith

A Message For Veterans Day

Most of us will never serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.

We can never comprehend the sacrifices our veterans made and make each day.

We can never know the pain of losing a buddy in combat, the loneliness of missing a loved one half a world away, the stress of adjusting to home and work after living the military life for years.

Fortunately, there is plenty we can do.

We can write a letter. Send a care package. Drive a van. Sponsor a service dog. Donate frequent flier miles. Or simply say "thank you for your service" every time we meet military personnel.

There are hundreds of things we can – and should – do for our veterans.

What we can never do is forget them.