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Veteran's Day in the US - How To Talk To Veterans

November 11, 2015

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States. Although this day celebrates the lives of veterans who served in one of the US branches of the military, it is also a reminder to citizens of all countries that their military personnel should be treated with honor and respect.

On our flight to Mexico, the stewardess reminded us all of the sacrifices our military personnel make every day and asked us to honor them, be they on the plane or elsewhere, which we did with a round of applause.

Bill is an Aimfair member who served his country. He also reminded us that Veterans Day is today and shared a link to a TED (Technology, Education and Design) video featuring Wes Moore's experience as a person who joined the Army to pay for his college education. He was a paratrooper and captain who served in Afghanistan, and he wrote a book called "The Other Wes Moore."

The subject of this TED video is how to speak to a veteran. His story is well told and provides a meaningful framework for us to use when we become acquainted with one or more veterans in airports or other public places. The link to this video is as follows: https://www.ted.com/talks/wes_moore_how_to_talk_to_veterans_about_the_war?language=en
We thank veterans of military branches in the US and other free world countries for the sacrifices they make on our behalf.