To the editor:
This year, in between the picnics, ball games, family gatherings and events typically associated with the Memorial Day holiday, don't forget to thank the veterans who have made it all possible. While we generally think of veterans as those who served in Vietnam, Korea or World War II, there are many veterans from more recent armed conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm and certainly from Iraq and Afghanistan who deserve thanks from a grateful nation.
Because of their sacrifice, we've been entrusted with a democratic system of government, that while not perfect, has provided us more freedom and liberty than any other government system known to exist. That's worth celebrating, not only on Memorial Day, but throughout the year.