As millions of Americans head to the voting booth Tuesday to exercise one of their most cherished rights, we should pause and remember those who help make it possible. Simply having rights isn’t enough. They must be defended, often at great personal cost. It’s the members of our armed forces, past and present, who put their lives on the line every day to do just that.
How appropriate, then, that Election Day should occur so close to next Monday’s observance of Veterans Day. It’s worth noting, however, that the actual holiday falls on Nov. 11 every year. Why that day? Because Nov. 11, 1918, marked the end of World War I, a four-year conflict that brought an appalling loss of life for many countries, including the United States. Having Veterans Day tied to what was once called the Great War seems appropriate. Many of our veterans, after all, made great sacrifices to keep the flame of freedom burning brightly.
Now go vote.
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