Today kids are out of school and many people have the day off from work. The reason — today is the legal holiday for Veterans Day.
Whether off from work or still on the job, it's important that we take time to remember those who have fought to protect our way of life, and those who — even as you read this editorial — are fighting to protect America and the world.
Veterans Day has always had a special meaning, but now it may have an even more critical meaning as we think back to the events of Sept. 11 and recall those who died because some terrorist leader hiding in some rats' nest decided to bring down America.
And for what crime? Whatever the reason, those terrorists must be shown they crossed the wrong country.
The task of delivering that message falls on those heroes who now are in the Middle East prepared to do what they have to as American soldiers. It is for them that we should think about the importance of Veterans Day, just as we should remember all those men and women who have served our country so bravely in the past.