Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Today, Veteran's Day is observed. It was originally known as Armistice Day, which on November 11, 1918 marked the armistice of WWI. Now we honor all our veterans who've ever served in our armed forces. National defense may be something we take for granted but in a dangerous age of Islamic terrorism and a nuclear North Korea, we should thank the men and women who put themselves in harms way to protect our country. Jesus said "no greater love hath a man than he lay his life down for a friend." How much more so when soldiers fight and die for their fellow citizens’ back home whom they don't even know. Honor a veteran today. If you see one at the store or gas pump, thank them for their service. They'll appreciate it!