This Veterans Day, I wrote about what today means to me. Today I remember my time serving overseas, I remember the friends I've lost in combat and the memories I will carry with me for a lifetime. Every American views Veterans Day differently, but it's important to remember that this day should unite Americans as we all honor those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom.
"Veterans Day. To some, it’s a day off from work. To some, it’s a time to remember their time serving. To others, it’s a painful reminder of a loved one they’ve lost. It means something different for all of us. But maybe it shouldn’t.
"A year ago this weekend, I went on Saturday Night Live to remind Americans that we are far more similar than we are different. One thing that can, and should, all unite us is honoring our nation’s veterans. As I did last year, I challenge every American to say “never forget” to a veteran this Veterans Day instead of “thank you for your service.” Saying “never forget” shows veterans you’ve shared that experience with us. By saying “never forget,” you’re telling a veteran you appreciate everything they’ve done for our country and that you’re in it with them.
"This Veterans Day, let’s get back to the things that defined America for generations: love of country, patriotism, optimism, and a deep appreciation of our veterans of past and present.
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