Colleen Calls It: Serious side for veterans day
I usually write a funny column, about how beautiful, smart, funny, intelligent and witty I am.
I would like to take a hiatus from my usual satire, however, and talk a little bit about Veterans Day. I went out to eat with a few friends yesterday and the restaurant was providing free entrees for veterans. On this day, they were giving out pins and allowing us to write little thank you notes to veterans.
I know, I know. Normally, I would probably make a joke about someone in the restaurant or about the food, or perhaps about how ridiculous my friends are.
Instead I want to talk about how much I appreciate the lengths this restaurant went to to honor veterans. I have many family and friends who have served this country, and in my humble opinion (because I’m always humble) I want to take the time to let veterans on campus and everywhere else know that I genuinely appreciate their dedication, their bravery and their sacrifice for this country.
Oftentimes, we take this type of service for granted and we forget to say “thank you” or “we appreciate everything you’ve done.” This is why I feel like it is especially important to recognize on Veterans Day.
I think it’s amazing to log on to Facebook or Twitter and see all of the posts from people honoring veterans and recognizing people in their families who have been veterans.
There is something to be said for Towson students taking the time to appreciate and honor people who have served their country, something that we do not do often enough.
This week my column goes out to everyone in the service and everyone who has fought for this country. Thank you for everything you do, everything you’ve done and the great impact that you’ve made on this country.
I hope you enjoyed a break from my usual sassiness and can appreciate the fact that even I can talk about something serious.
Until next time, Towson.
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