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Veterans Day is a chance to reflect

Michael Council Berkeley
Monday November 11, 2002

To the Editor: 


Here we are at another Veterans Day holiday. Holiday? No. A holiday is when people have the day off from work to recognize that day. Take, for instance, Memorial Day. Most people say that it is the start of summer. Other say it is barbecue day. No one says that it is a time to reflect on people that have left this life for a better one. How many people actually go to Mass or reflect, in some way, upon the people who have passed on? The same is true of Veterans Day. Let’s remember the men and women who gave up their lives so that ours would be better. Take the day off. Tell your kids what Veterans Day means to Americans. Reflect. 


Michael Council