Remember the veterans -- and remember, always, why this day is this day. Take two minutes at 11:00 to think of the fallen and those they left behind.
I'd write more, but I don't think I could better my earlier fictional effort about one veteran. Remember, it's often a very long trip back to a place that's never quite the same.
(Another angle: Wilfred Owen poem, from WW I)
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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