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Celebrating Veterans Day through the Stories of Those Who Served

Veterans Day parades, ceremonies and speeches are the traditional ways we honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Without editorializing about such traditions, I want to suggest an additional means of observing November 11. Seek out a family member, neighbor or colleague who served in the military and engage that person in a conversation about his (or her) military experience. Ask a question or two. Listen. Ask another question.

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