In other parts of the world this day is still commemorated as Armistice Day, or as Remembrance Day.
A veteran is anyone who has served in the military, not just those who saw active combat duty. Soldiers of all types are to be celebrated this day, for while one may not agree with the policies of the politicians who put these men and women into action, one should respect the sacrifice and duty shown by these soldiers. Of course, the biggest sacrifice is given by those who die in the line of duty.
We all know someone who has served. -FUPPETS- encourages you to go up to these people, shake their hand and thank them for what they did, whether in wartime or peacetime, and tell them they and their efforts were and are appreciated. For the most part, the United States relies on an all-volunteer military. In China, Israel, and many other countries, military service is mandatory for all citizens, or all men in some cases.