Every year on November 11, we as a country celebrate Veterans Day, which is a day to honor and show respect for everyone who ever wore a uniform in service to the United States. 

Just as every person has different experiences, we respect the contributions and sacrifices that every service member made while in service to our country. 

We are preparing for our annual Veterans Day programs in our small New England town and it is always a busy, but enjoyable, time of the year for our local veterans. Our members from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the American Legion and our local Veterans Council will be visiting all of the local schools as they put on programs and ceremonies that honor all of our services and servicemembers.  

The schools and the children here always put a lot of time and effort into the programs; and it shows. For the veterans, it is a time to educate: There is still some confusion among the citizens as to the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. But that is part of the reason for doing this.