Although we may not agree with the past or present motivations for the conflicts the United States has engaged in, we can agree that the dedication that service members, young and old, have displayed is admirable. Veteran is a word that inspires awe and pride in me. Courage and valor. Trust and strength. Twenty-four million of these individuals share our communities with us and the least we can do is offer this one day to them in hopes that everyday they realize that they are appreciated for the time they gave to their country whether for 1 year or 60.