Remember and honor our Veterans

A young girl presses a flower next to the name of a relative who died in the Vietnam war. This photo was taken on Veterans Day, 1999.
A young girl presses a flower next to the name of a relative who died in the Vietnam war. This photo was taken on Veterans Day, 1999.

No honor or sacrifice can match the efforts of those who put on a uniform, serve their nation and — too often — dies for doing their duty.

Veterans Day is set aside to take time to thank a vet for their service.  Sadly, too many are not here to receive those “thank you’s.”  We honor our fallen on Memorial Day but they also should be remembered on Veteran’s Day.

In 2002, Amy and I shot a short feature film on the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at a stop in Fairview Heights, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River and St. Louis.

It started a string of films we have shot for more than a decade now in attempts to honor our vets — living and dead.

Please, remember and honor our Veterans on this special day.

2 Responses to Remember and honor our Veterans

  1. About 5 years ago, I was asked to take part in a motorcycle escort for the traveling Viet Nam Wall. There were supposed to be about 100 of us, but word got out to surrounding cities and towns. All told, authorities estimated that 10,000 bikes showed up. They had to close the on ramps to Interstate 75 to allow the miles long parade to pass by. I was pleased to be invited, but proud to participate in such a display of support.